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SASKFARMER's Avatar May 23, 2019 | 05:37 1 Name:  EF32B792-5BE5-42EC-9299-532742124CB3.jpg
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Well, what a good week of howling winds, sunny, cold, hot and freezing and? What is missing is rain, Yes the rain hater could use a drink soon or June. But the pattern in place has little rain north of the 49 and unbelievable rain south of the 49.

So here is the crop report for the week that's been.

We are at 86% as of today and with a chance of rain on Friday might finish by Sunday or Monday if things work out.

The wheat is all in the ground and even the last seeded is poking its head out. Good subsoil moisture but the surface dries out fast. Real fast. So this is a year and screws up with pressure or packing etc will show up. Most others in the area are in the same boat. Early seeded wheat and later are almost at the same stage. Early though has issues with up down or crop emerging and crop that has been up for two weeks. Could be interesting come fall or it will work out even.

Barley is in and starting to poke out it is a crop I am worried about if Drews forecast for cool Sunday and Tuesday mornings come to be. We had Barley years back frozen off that we had to reseed. Only once but it sucks.

Peas are having a few issues as the ground is cool and they are slow to push out. Lentils are the same in our area. Lots and lots of peas were seeded. Lentils are way up also.

Flax that is seeded the odd field is poking its head out and looking at the sun. Yes, some seed flax early in our area.

Durum acreage will be up but like by a couple of quarters in the area, no back to the 80s cropping.

Canola we don't start seeding canola till the 16th and like clockwork that is the day, drill number one quits whatever it is seeding and focuses on Canola. Drill two finishes the crop then joins for canola. Lots of early seeded canola is up or breaking ground and Sunday and Tuesday mornings will be watched. ReSeed plant 19 could be a facebook post. We are all wall to wall Liberty this year dropping RR Canola from rotation. We have BASF liberty, Bayer Dekalb Liberty and Pioneer Liberty plus pod shatter. Will see if any are better than the original.

Oats are being seeded by a few that are almost done.

The average guy south of the valley is done or wrapping up. North of the valley, a few big dogs with more men than a small town has been done or finishing. Rest should be done by weekend or Monday.

Spraying was almost a nonessential part of the program for spring 2019. No growth or min. We sprayed lighter RR and only did a few fields with express that will be wheat also tried the Olympus for foxtail.

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Some early seeded fields that were a mess last fall and the burnoff was missed have weeds that cant is sprayed crop and yield will be affected.

Now I understand burning sloughs and cleaning up land etc are a part of farming. But the weather has turned dry and its time to put the matches away. Both urban and rural. We had a fire a few days ago north of us that everyone thought burned out got a few stubble wheat fields and into the Res. Well, the wind likes to change directions and it did yesterday and boom it started to move south. Burning everything in its way. I have a couple of sections of wheat stubble that touched and fire guards were made to hopefully stop it. Grid road helped and it jumped and turned.

But please hold off the fires till we get rain.

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Pastures need help fast and guys are worried.

So to wrap things up most are done or finishing up by Sunday/Monday. The crop is coming up but We have a very dry month of may and moisture is going to be an issue from here on if June does not have a few shots here or there.

Every one tell what's happening in your area.

Be safe and remember its only a crop that they are already trying to get for nothing. Canola is a prime example the crushers are low and offering deals wink wink to get you to sell, guys don't have the bushels that are reported in bins. One report had most of 2018 canola still in the bin that is a joke thanks CBC. Canadian bullshit Corporation.

Computer glitch so go have it on spelling. I don't give a rats ass.
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SASKFARMER's Avatar May 23, 2019 | 05:51 2 Oh, yea and isn't it funny the great Trudeau hasn't mentioned canola in what like weeks. But he scolded the Chinese for not playing nice. Oh like that is going to get him anywhere.

We are run by an incompetent fool and his court. The man is totally stupid and has no clue except charge a tax for carbon and cry and pay everyone. But screw the real resources like Ag Oil and basically the west.

Sad part the NDP/GREEN/Lib is the same party and they will try to split the votes and create a new gov and defeat the Tories. Max is not helping. Andrew its time to step up or its four more years of the fool Trudeau and company and they will create a BC kind of world of makebelieve and lollypops and unicorns.

We are in big trouble if that happens it will create a whole new world of hurt in AG and western Canada as the three think money grows on trees and let's make meat in a lab and who needs oil and farmers.

Over and out. Reply With Quote

  • May 23, 2019 | 06:25 3
    Quote Originally Posted by SASKFARMER View Post
    Sad part the NDP/GREEN/Lib is the same party and they will try to split the votes and create a new gov and defeat the Tories. Max is not helping. Andrew its time to step up or its four more years of the fool Trudeau and company and they will create a BC kind of world of makebelieve and lollypops and unicorns.
    Alberta will not take another term of Trudeau or any unholy alliance of lefties. Kenny will pull the trigger. Maybe this experiment should be ended anyway. Canada is chock full of very small petty people. Reply With Quote

  • farmaholic's Avatar May 23, 2019 | 06:28 4 The Ghetto is waiting for rain. Reply With Quote
    SASKFARMER's Avatar May 23, 2019 | 06:28 5 Trees are slow to get leaves. Fruit trees look sick.

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    SASKFARMER's Avatar May 23, 2019 | 06:38 6


    This is what we need.


    This is what we have.

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    May 23, 2019 | 06:49 7 This is just like last yr. Seeded into dust waiting and waiting then get 4 or 5 inches at once and then another inch a few days later and then almost nothing the rest of the summer, until Sept then shut down for the month. Reply With Quote
    SASKFARMER's Avatar May 23, 2019 | 06:55 8 Not the usual green.



    North of valley is greener. Reply With Quote
    May 23, 2019 | 07:53 9 Getting close to the end here. Just have the field left that my cows are in, hopefully can move them to pasture this weekend. Seeding into decent moisture and with the showers we have had through May the pastures are greening up. Wheat and peas are up but advancing very slow due the cooler weather we have had. Lots of post seeding pre emergent spraying done here. Has been tough to do with strong winds almost every day. Rain any day would be a welcome sight. Reply With Quote
    May 23, 2019 | 08:01 10 Saturday-Sunday cooling off substantually. Reply With Quote
    May 23, 2019 | 08:26 11 Need rain asap. Sick buggers at weather network just throw in a 70% chance at the end of the two week forecast for fun....never materializes. Reply With Quote
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  • makar's Avatar May 23, 2019 | 08:45 12 Still spinning in the mud may get half done tonight if the rain misses. Left a good quarter of one field will come back in a few days. Reply With Quote
    May 23, 2019 | 08:58 13
    Quote Originally Posted by farmaholic View Post
    The Ghetto is waiting for rain.
    So is the swamp Reply With Quote
    May 23, 2019 | 09:23 14
    Quote Originally Posted by caseih View Post
    So is the swamp
    Same here 🐫 Reply With Quote
    SASKFARMER's Avatar May 23, 2019 | 10:42 15 USDA:
    ▪️$14.5B of $16B package will be spent on farmer payments
    ▪️Aid payments to farmers will be a single rate per county, not per commodity
    ▪️Will be based on estimated trade damage per county
    ▪️Rates will be disclosed later
    ▪️First payment may be July or Aug Reply With Quote
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  • May 23, 2019 | 10:54 16 Trump screws us over again. No matter how the aid is fashioned it will distort markets and be opposed by world trade agreements. He is a f----g Moron. It would be better just to pay them not to plant. Reply With Quote

  • SASKFARMER's Avatar May 23, 2019 | 11:14 17 I agree it’s going to take another 2 dollars off canola thanks to the subsidy. So 8 canola for fall if big crop and no sales can you say $6.75. Oh we will lock our bins. Hahahhahahaha your bankers will tell you different if you have debt.

    But we could of maybe got market share on China with crops at the USA expense. But our idiot screwed that up big time and now we will get a loan and nothing more than lip service. Reply With Quote
    SASKFARMER's Avatar May 23, 2019 | 16:52 18 Might be the only spots with big yield the low areas we seed. Reply With Quote
    farmaholic's Avatar May 23, 2019 | 17:13 19
    Quote Originally Posted by SASKFARMER View Post
    Might be the only spots with big yield the low areas we seed.
    Pick up the pace, it's getting late and drying out. Reply With Quote
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  • May 23, 2019 | 17:40 20
    Quote Originally Posted by agstar77 View Post
    Trump screws us over again. No matter how the aid is fashioned it will distort markets and be opposed by world trade agreements. He is a f----g Moron. It would be better just to pay them not to plant.
    exactly! pay farmers to not plant the amount that china imports, by doing this you remove supplies that could be available for china for the upcoming year, you maintain existing markets, and you raise world prices which makes it more expensive for china to buy grains elsewhere.

    All they are accomplishing is providing china with cheaper grains. Idiots. Reply With Quote
    May 23, 2019 | 17:44 21 everything seeded here, cereals up, wheat will get post emerge spray late next week, canola mostly up, beans wont poke thru for a few more days yet. 1/2" rain all of may, on top of the lack of rain last summer, we are drying out. trees barley have leaves, and look sick. this could foretell what our crops may look like come july. Reply With Quote
    makar's Avatar May 23, 2019 | 18:51 22 Just got rained out, my next field is impassable with the pickup, experts dont get why i dont farm for 60 bushel canola, you dry guys i feel your pain but a good rain will make you millions, i cant get my seed and fertilizer out of the trucks. Reply With Quote
    May 23, 2019 | 19:00 23
    Quote Originally Posted by makar View Post
    Just got rained out, my next field is impassable with the pickup, experts dont get why i dont farm for 60 bushel canola, you dry guys i feel your pain but a good rain will make you millions, i cant get my seed and fertilizer out of the trucks.
    Hire a plane....?????? Reply With Quote
    makar's Avatar May 23, 2019 | 19:05 24 Ground cant hold iron, neighbors cant go with macfarlanes on pea stubble. Plane anything is waste of beer money here.
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    fjlip's Avatar May 23, 2019 | 19:19 25
    Quote Originally Posted by makar View Post
    Just got rained out, my next field is impassable with the pickup, experts dont get why i dont farm for 60 bushel canola, you dry guys i feel your pain but a good rain will make you millions, i cant get my seed and fertilizer out of the trucks.
    What planet are you on? Prairies all under drought? Reply With Quote
    makar's Avatar May 23, 2019 | 20:32 26 The planet where gramma burst into tears in 1939 getting off the train saying we are in wilderness. Reply With Quote
    May 23, 2019 | 20:37 27
    Quote Originally Posted by makar View Post
    The planet where gramma burst into tears in 1939 getting off the train saying we are in wilderness.
    Are you in the far west side of the Peace? Reply With Quote
    makar's Avatar May 23, 2019 | 20:44 28 yes, hour east of bc border. Reply With Quote
    makar's Avatar May 23, 2019 | 20:55 29 Not sure why photo is weird and cant delete it. Reply With Quote
    May 23, 2019 | 21:21 30
    Quote Originally Posted by makar View Post
    Attachment 4275 Dry part.
    Is that an 875? I’m just heading out to cultivate with ours.

    Mother Nature can be a real bear at times. Hope things start going better for you. Breakdowns have been our biggest issue lately. Reply With Quote