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Oct 13, 2017 | 11:20 1 It seems with the high chickpea prices of late there is a high demand for seed. I have contacted a few different seed farms and it seems like they are out of stock. Does anybody have an idea who would still have available supplies?
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Oct 13, 2017 | 19:02 2 Be prepared to mortgage the farm to buy seed. I know where there is seed for a reasonable $145/ac. πŸ˜‚
I guess it's called supply-demand. Reply With Quote
Oct 13, 2017 | 19:28 3
Quote Originally Posted by bigzee View Post
Be prepared to mortgage the farm to buy seed. I know where there is seed for a reasonable $145/ac. πŸ˜‚
I guess it's called supply-demand.
wow ! what's it normally cost ? Reply With Quote
farmaholic's Avatar Oct 13, 2017 | 19:37 4 Do you have some for sale caseih?

Damn...now canola seed prices will go up, they'll be thinking they left too much money on the table, er...I mean in farmer's pockets!

Soybean pack is worth what? But you don't have to spray fungicides half a dozen times like chickpeas. Reply With Quote
Oct 13, 2017 | 19:45 5
Quote Originally Posted by farmaholic View Post
Do you have some for sale caseih?

Damn...now canola seed prices will go up, they'll be thinking they left too much money on the table, er...I mean in farmer's pockets!

Soybean pack is worth what? But you don't have to spray fungicides half a dozen times like chickpeas.
no , just curious , don't know a thing about them ? are they a long season ? like growing peas ? Reply With Quote
farmaholic's Avatar Oct 13, 2017 | 22:03 6 ...just kidding Caseih.... would probably never work in your corner of the province. Reply With Quote
Oct 13, 2017 | 23:15 7 Not even chickpeas will grow in our desert land

We need some rain or it's corner to corner dust bowl

Wife and I are saving our urine all winter...will make the best liquid fertilizer when times are tough Reply With Quote
farmaholic's Avatar Oct 14, 2017 | 00:02 8
Quote Originally Posted by Ache4Acres View Post
Not even chickpeas will grow in our desert land

We need some rain or it's corner to corner dust bowl
It's unnerving to realize typically dry weather crops don't even look promising next season without a soil moisture recharge in the dry zones this fall or next spring. Then if that doesn't happen...the amount of risk taken by "going all in" putting a crop in the ground with all the groceries and hoping for timely rains.

Certified insane way to try and make a living! All with meager crop insurance and useless gutted support programs. Reply With Quote
Oct 14, 2017 | 03:10 9 Is it time for some sort of discussion on ag policy and programs and out of
Control costs and risks? Outdated programs? Reply With Quote
Oct 14, 2017 | 06:29 10
Quote Originally Posted by the big wheel View Post
Is it time for some sort of discussion on ag policy and programs and out of
Control costs and risks? Outdated programs?
I say no. Cut the programs completely. Useless gov Job making. Maybe just a bit crop insurance to cover basic inputs. Let the market work. Maybe than land, equipment costs would have a true value. More subsidies/programs just get capitalized into land/equipment costs. My opinion. Reply With Quote
ajl
Oct 14, 2017 | 07:30 11
Quote Originally Posted by farmaholic View Post
It's unnerving to realize typically dry weather crops don't even look promising next season without a soil moisture recharge in the dry zones this fall or next spring. Then if that doesn't happen...the amount of risk taken by "going all in" putting a crop in the ground with all the groceries and hoping for timely rains.

Certified insane way to try and make a living! All with meager crop insurance and useless gutted support programs.
Come out here (Edmonton) and I will show you hundreds of thousands lost due to flooding. There is land in this area that produced no crop in 16 and 17 due to flooding. Dry will look much better then. I am hoping for a dry winter so we don't have to do the seed in mud and crop's a dud thing again. Reply With Quote
farmaholic's Avatar Oct 14, 2017 | 07:43 12
Quote Originally Posted by ajl View Post
Come out here (Edmonton) and I will show you hundreds of thousands lost due to flooding. There is land in this area that produced no crop in 16 and 17 due to flooding. Dry will look much better then. I am hoping for a dry winter so we don't have to do the seed in mud and crop's a dud thing again.
I think we can all agree that either extreme is no good......
Hope we all get a little of what we want. Reply With Quote
Oct 14, 2017 | 09:03 13 I think I scared SWFARMER away with that price. He's become very quiet. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
There are cheaper chickpeas to seed like B-90s.
But everyone wants those .70-75 ones. Reply With Quote
iceman's Avatar Oct 14, 2017 | 17:45 14
Quote Originally Posted by bigzee View Post
Be prepared to mortgage the farm to buy seed. I know where there is seed for a reasonable $145/ac. πŸ˜‚
I guess it's called supply-demand.
$1.20 a lb? Are you using new math?


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