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Up One Day, Down the Next

By Scott Shiels Well, another harvest has come and gone, at least for the most part. Through the latter part of the summer, and into the...

Oats are a Growing Option

By Scott Shiels As we rode through the summer on the COVID-19 wave, one thing is for certain, agriculture seems to be the one area that was...

Dissect the Numbers 

By Scott Shiels Well, I thought by now that we would not be quite as concerned with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, but that is just...

Markets and outside factors

by Scott Shiels As I write this on March 18, we’re on holiday in a small fishing village in southern Mexico. Our flight home was cancelled and we’ve...

2020 Crop Outlook

By Scott Shiels Timing is critical for market success. As we head into the second-busiest season of the year on the farm, seeding, there are likely some farmers...

Together We Make A Difference

By Scott Shiels This harvest was one for the record books, but not in a good way for most producers. The weather across the Prairies was not...

Food or Feed

By Scott Shiels In this issue, I would like to touch on certain grading factors that can differentiate milling grains from feed grains, and to point out...

Oat Markets

Scott Shiels I want to take this time to talk about oat markets, specifically, a couple of areas where we are seeing growth and opportunity, not only for...

Don’t be Caught Holding the Bag

By Scott Shiels Last year at this time, markets were facing downward pressure with large global stocks of wheat, corn and soybeans, and crop conditions were very...

Preventative Maintenance

Scott Shiels Spring is in the air, and with that, probably my most favourite time: seeding! Whether you are pulling a 60-foot air drill or broadcasting...

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