Over the past week I had the privilege of attending a couple of Remembrance Day events and talking to some of the people who took part.
Simon’s Say On Ag
I may be wrong, but I think the last time I was at an open meeting where an ag minister took questions from the general farm population it was the provincial minister Leona Dombrowsky.
Was that bacon news really news? Well yes because it made the news media but it really wasn’t. Or it wasn’t as big as it was made out. A branch of the World Health Organization has characterized bacon, ham, sausage and other processed and smoked meats as cancer causing and red meat generally as possibly […]
It may seem a little presumptuous of me to swing a weekly farm commentary into election territory, but I did happen to glance at a map of Canada broken down by the colour of the political representation and it occurs to me that not a lot of red is painted across farming ridings.
In the end the old saying that it is not a crop until it is in the bin and it is not money until it is in the bank holds true and on the basis of basis grain prices are reasonably good.
The dust is settling, or at least the flurry of news releases supporting or trashing Canada’s acceptance of the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal has slowed a little and maybe we can all take stock.
With more and more herbicide resistant weeds, or at least a wider range of those that are resistant to certain herbicides agriculturists are being told to change their herbicide mix.
We are well into fall fair season.
Trying to predict final yields is always a tricky prospect especially in mid-September but for the past several years Great Lakes Grain professionals have tried to do just that.
This week’s non-announcement announcement about interest rates got me thinking, about interest rates.