Tuesday, July 15, 2014

July in Kinistino

The Van Burgsteden's of Kinistino  sent in this picture of the Kernels canola taken this week...  There has been an overabundance of rainfall there so far this year.  Wheat is doing okay but canola is suffering.   Canola is a fighter though and often turns from a poor looking crop to a very good one !

Monday, July 14, 2014

Are the heavy rains over ?

   Sometimes we get signs....   God created the sign of the Rainbow...  

This is a picture of a rainbow that looks like it is coming right onto Rob's ( my fellow Grain Buyer) field.  He is also a farmer at Rossburn, Manitoba.      Maaaaaybe it means there are going to be some good crops this year ! 

Sunday, January 13, 2013

2012 Crop Wind up !

It was an exciting year for Agriculture... So many changes in Canada including the changes in the CWB !  The US had a drought and that got all the grain prices going... In much of the prairies it was hot but the prices were hotter ! The average farmer in the prairies got a great volume of wheat with excellent quality and  a low volume of canola.  It was a good quality though !  For grain that was priced right during harvest and for awhile after the $ per bushel were terrific !  Physical grain movement was no problem either...   The Kernels crops in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta along with all the support from virtual farmers returned huge benefits again in 2012 and sooooo many people in the Congo will be soooooooo pleased as they get helped with seed and know how and tools so they can produce food for themselves and their familes and neighbourhood !  Just imagine the difference that our joint effort thru working with ECCC,  World Relief Canada, and the Canadian Food Grains Bank !   The $82,000 we cleared after expenses gets matched at a rate of 4 to 1 by the Canadian International Development Agency ( CIDA ) which means we can forward at least $410,000 this year !   Thank you to the real farmers and the virtual farmers from the bottom of my heart and from WRC and especially from the people in the Congo.  The change we are helping is true change that has the potential to put many people on their feet for more than one generation !

We will farm again !

Ray the Grain Guy

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

The Van Burgsteden Canola

   The weather in Saskatchewan was a bit tougher than in Manitoba... just like their football team.

Darla sent me a note this week saying they got the canola harvested.  They had a very wet summer.
Over double normal rainfall so the crops were on the poor side.  Harvest went well though and they were thankful for that.  Gerald said they got 25.514 net tonnes of cnola harvested ... There were 50 acres... So that made for a yield of 23 bu / acre  at a nice high price of  $13.44 / bu
Now they are applying fertilizer for next years crop !

Sunday, September 9, 2012

The Arndt's of Melfort

    The wheat should be harvested at the Arndt's Kernels field in Melfort, Saskatchewan on Sept 10  Stay tuned for details !   Some partly drowned out earlier and parts of the field are looking just fine !
Anticipation !  Thanks to Regan and John Deere and the group for all the help there !  The guys at the Pioneer elevator are saving room for it !    Kendell wouldn't want to store it in his garage :)  

More on Ron's Field

The Kernels harvest is progressing well !  Good yields and great prices mean help to many !
Here are some picture from the harvest at the VanHeysts at Brandon.

It was Carberry Hard Red Spring Wheat   Great for making bread... It ran 52 bushels per acre and was dry and it graded # 1... niiiice  !                     And it ended up at the elevator on the same day !

Thursday, August 30, 2012

A mature crop is ready to take the next step !