Flaman Agriculture Blog
Jun 30, 2016
I have downloaded data from Statistics Canada and created charts (below) for acres seeded to give some historical perspective. The first is for major crops in Saskatchewan only, the 2nd and 3rd are for AB SK and MB, with the first being major crops and the 2nd being secondary crops.
Jun 28, 2016
With everybody forecasting a great crop, are you prepared to harvest it? Are the combine(s) fast enough? Are there enough trucks ready to move the grain to a bin or bagging area? Maybe the ground is wet, so is a grain cart ready to move the grain off the field towards a truck, bin, or bagging area? Is the bagger ready with enough bags? Are the transfers, augers or conveyors able to quickly unload the grain and move it, which allows for the combine to keep moving without having to wait for unloading? And once it's off, if you didn’t...
Jun 28, 2016
Today's crop assessment map demonstrates a crop developing at higher than normal rates and the complete opposite of last year's lower than normal rates (see below). This confirms the need for a warning by APAS last week when, "The potential for this year's crop to be a record setting event has been confirmed by the Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS). In a recent press release, APAS issued notice to rail companies to be prepared for what could be a large crop this year. You can see their actual press release here." This year: Last year:
Jun 23, 2016
The potential for this year's crop to be a record setting event has been confirmed by the Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS). In a recent press release, APAS issued notice to rail companies to be prepared for what could be a large crop this year. You can see their actual press release here. APAS said it's anyone’s guess whether it will reach the record-setting levels farmers experienced in 2013 (38.4 million tonnes, according to Statistics Canada), but either way, APAS president Norm Hall wants rail companies to be ready. “If you remember three years ago when we had the...
Oct 23, 2015
Reuters Mustard prices rise on back of weak harvest From canada to India, there is a squeeze on mustard that has put producers in a pickle. Prices of the yellow condiment dabbed on hotdogs and pretzels have leaped to their highest level in seven years this autumn as growers in Western canada, which supplies three-quarters of the world’s traded mustard seed, turn in their smallest crop in nine years.In India, the price of a contract representing both mustard seed and rapeseed, related crops grown in the same areas, has surged by a fifth to record highs in the past three...