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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...

Maximizing Returns in Unpredictable Markets

By Scott Scheils As we roll into summer, everyone should be looking to market the last of the old crop, in order to make space...

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...

Reaping Returns at Harvest

By Scott Shiels Harvest is here, and with it, the emergence of marketing opportunities for the newly-harvested crop. As summer breezed by, this crop season...

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...

Storage Makes Money

By Scott Shiels In this issue, I thought it would be beneficial to talk about sampling, grain storage and some of the things you can...

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...

Creating Dynamic Duos

By Scott Shiels Recently, I attended an intercropping workshop in Brandon, put on by POGI (Prairie Organic Grain Initiative), MOA (Manitoba Organic Alliance), the Manitoba Pulse...

Bright Spots in a Bizarre Year

By Scott Shiels Grain markets have continued to rise throughout the fall months and into early winter. The reality appears to have settled in that while we...

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