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SASKFARMER's Avatar Jul 18, 2019 | 05:28 1 Attachment 4540

We have been busy this week but its AIM so off to Saskatoon for a couple of days and enjoy walking around and looking at different crops, equipment and demos.

But from the road either 16 highway or from Regina up how the hell is Canola or Some wheat ever going to make anything if it is still in Cabadge or just poking out of the ground the second last week of July.

It's not Farm Progress show boys and girls its AIM. We're almost one month behind for a lot of Crops.

It's not Brazil or Argentina where if you F#K$ up you can try again.

We need one heck of a long fall without frost till almost Oct 1.

But here is the crop report, not a warm and fuzzy Sask AG Crop report but the real deal.

Shit could go sideways in Saskatchewan if an Early frost comes. When I say sideways it could be the largest disaster in farming because of the late stage of the crop. The media and AG advisors can tell the world whatever it wants but the Canadian crop is really late it is very uneven and if mother nature decides to end the growing season any day in August it's going to be one shit storm.

Flowering Canola can make a shit show look good from the road. Oh here is a note it's going into the last two weeks of July flowering. It's not farming progress show Friday starting to flower and ending in the Early days of July. Its end of July for flowering and some it's August.


The rain came this week in Three storms for us. Saturday night got a good dump then add in the Sunday night storm that took power out for 12 hrs or more.

But we have had rain almost every night since.

Total for the year after last nights 1/2 inch is 8 inches for the year since spring melt. Water is starting to sit on the surface again. I have been landscaping for the new Bin site and Cut one hill on Sandridge down by 6 ft and were wet all the way down. Were back, boys.

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Ok, this year I am using my rating system based on last years Super crop. I don't care if it looks good from the road I want an assessment compared to last years crop.

HRS has entered the filling stage and most left the fungicide at home or returned this crop isn't close to last year for most and why put more money into a lower-yielding crop. Fungicide could add to the time needed for the crop to mature and we just don't have time in 2019.
The crop has big heads this year but less than last year. Seeds in head-starting. Disease pressure on leaf matter very little. Crop rating is good now for us but late. Rating is 8 compared to last year. Will do yield comparison next week by counting plants and seeds in a foot area.

Canola the shit show really looks good from the road at 120 km hr but get up in the air with a drone or plane and its ok on some and wow WTF happened on others. Can be across the road on same guys farm. We have everything from Very good to WTF happened. The sad part is a farmer might not get Crap insurance this year as good even field yielding 60 plus will be used against a shit field of 20 frozen green and you still average 40 your crop insurance guarantee. Yea fun times ahead now you have to find a market for the crap stuff and the big boys are getting ready for the Scew the Farmer days 2019.

Rating is a 6 overall because it has filled in and some evened out very nice but others still ugly and few have sprayed the crop out and waiting for 2020. From the road, its Some nice out of Regina and One a Craik is real nice then so so then Ugly then late.

Barley has filled in but malt could be a challenge as still some areas trying to head. Rest is evener. 7 is the rating.

Flax some has come in nicer now but still, lots are a shit show.

Peas the ugly are shutting down and finishing flowering the real good are still going and podding nice. Could be very good in those fields. 7 rating as one ugly work against three good.

Durum is headed and making seed but will be late and grade could be a problem.

Pastures are green and looking way better but hay crop is a bust for most. Ditches are getting cut first time in years. Some will cut barley or oats instead of harvesting.

With the rain comes heavy wind that twisted lots of crops in the area. Hail has happened in a few areas and days.

So please post for your area but from the road and our area I have only a few comments. It's late it's uneven it's short it's dry it's over wet oh look one nice one and 150 shitty. Big crops arent on way and if it freezes one shit storm is coming. Winter is coming boys.

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SASKFARMER's Avatar Jul 18, 2019 | 05:47 3 On the political side. The Side at AIM of Shit head reminds me of the Time Old Trudeau ran the country. By the second term, western Canada hated the F#$Ker. But he got in by a slim minority.

The Green and NDP can put Little potato over the top.

Western Canada is better as a Republic or something other than Canada because right now confederation works for Quebec and Ontario and doesn't for the rest of Canada.

The Liberals are in Election mode handing out Billions this week. Look for the shit show to continue.

Oh, we farmers Get an F#$King Loan.

Thanks, Ralph and the liberals.

Oh, Bethune is still down and its tornado season. We mean nothing in Western Canada. Reply With Quote
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SASKFARMER's Avatar Jul 18, 2019 | 06:30 5




Investors bin yard.

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Jul 18, 2019 | 07:15 6 You give a good report ...... for the most part LMAO. But sometimes I wonder as you type some of this stuff if you sit in your chair vibrating?
It’s not healthy if you are.
It’s been another challenging year and it’s far from over, but that’s farming. Reply With Quote
farmaholic's Avatar Jul 18, 2019 | 07:24 7 When I went to check the remote rain gauges yesterday morning I had a huge sense of gratitude, things aren't calender picture perfect here but given the start to the growing season we had, things could have turned out much worse.

Farming is hard on my constitution, no matter how much of a "water off a duck's back" mentality I preach about and try to maintain......the emotional roller coaster is getting tiring,,,, time to get off? Farmaholicism..... Reply With Quote
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  • SASKFARMER's Avatar Jul 18, 2019 | 07:25 8

    It’s green like June. It’s end of July.

    Layoffs starting to happen or cut backs in Ag. Sales way down on chemicals Fert fungicides and equipment.

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    SASKFARMER's Avatar Jul 18, 2019 | 07:28 9 I am rather calm and take time away from the farm to relax. Heading down south next week adding onto house. Reply With Quote
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  • Jul 18, 2019 | 07:29 10 When dealerships use RBA as the salesman .....it soon becomes obvious there is going to be layoffs....

    It use to be if you whispered about buying something the salesman was at your door... now you can point blank tell them you are interested and they can't be bothered if you want to trade.... Reply With Quote

  • Jul 18, 2019 | 07:30 11
    Quote Originally Posted by SASKFARMER View Post
    It’s green like June. It’s end of July.

    Layoffs starting to happen or cut backs in Ag. Sales way down on chemicals Fert fungicides and equipment.
    No they aren't. Sheesh. Reply With Quote
    Jul 18, 2019 | 07:35 12 I only put fungicide on lentils this year because they are on time. Not taking a chance delaying any maturity. Frost is a concern but the first stages of canola is well into bloom so frost wont get it all. Better than what I was facing without that rain. Reply With Quote
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  • Jul 18, 2019 | 08:41 13 A month ago we were asking for rain here and now I’d like it to hit “pause” so some hay could get made. Tuesday we went and cut 20 acres just to check out the machine and make sure the new steel conditioner rolls were going to be fine. Layed out a nice windrow and did much better than the wore out rubber rolls.



    Crop is still good quality and not too coarse which is a pleasant surprise and the volume is much better than last year.


    Hopefully we can get it rolled up in good shape to sell as none is required here for feed this year except maybe 100 bales or so.



    Mother Nature threw another hissy fit last night and dumped a half inch in fifteen minutes. The tedder is ready to roll and will definitely be required this year. It’s paid for itself several times over the past few years we’ve had it and wouldn’t be able to make dry hay without it especially on challenging years such as this.

    Good luck everyone 🍀 Reply With Quote

  • SASKFARMER's Avatar Jul 18, 2019 | 12:39 14 Weather warning for the show area. Reply With Quote
    Jul 18, 2019 | 12:42 15 Wowzer, that is a mighty fine lay of hay. Good Luck, send rain south. 🚀 Reply With Quote
    Jul 18, 2019 | 14:48 16
    Quote Originally Posted by sumdumguy View Post
    Wowzer, that is a mighty fine lay of hay. Good Luck, send rain south. 🚀
    I’m trying to send it anywhere but it’s insisting on sticking around. At an inch since last night and they’re calling for another one before tomorrow. My buddy 25 miles east was baling dry hay the other day since they haven’t had rain in over a week whereas we’ve only had one day without rain in the last ten. Next week will hopefully be better😉 Reply With Quote
    SASKFARMER's Avatar Jul 18, 2019 | 15:17 17 Reply With Quote
    Jul 18, 2019 | 15:22 18 Looks intense on radar south of cut knife. Some bumper crops in that area, hope the white stuff stays away there. Reply With Quote
    Jul 18, 2019 | 15:36 19 Somebody for the love of god make a piece of equipment I dont have to mortgage a quarter section to buy. Reply With Quote

  • farmaholic's Avatar Jul 18, 2019 | 15:40 20 There's alot of intense weather lately. If all the ingredients for storms are present...look out! Some nasty ones slipped past us. We were in the July 1st storm's path but had no crop or building damage.

    But you have to wonder when its your turn.

    I want a dividend rebate on my Co-op hail insurance.....so I hope its a quiet year for claims.....and no claims in the Slum of the Ghetto.... becsuse the crop is worth more than the hail insurance I bought. Reply With Quote
    farmaholic's Avatar Jul 18, 2019 | 15:41 21
    Quote Originally Posted by jazz View Post
    Somebody for the love of god make a piece of equipment I dont have to mortgage a quarter section to buy.
    ......and people have the nerve to complain about the price of land? Myself included. Reply With Quote
    Jul 18, 2019 | 16:08 22
    Quote Originally Posted by SASKFARMER View Post

    Ok, this year I am using my rating system based on last years Super crop. I don't care if it looks good from the road I want an assessment compared to last years crop.
    So is everybody supposed to use your new rating system or was it just a chance to boast about your Super crop again?
    Our pasture conditions now would be a 25/10 compared to last year's production here. Reply With Quote
    SASKFARMER's Avatar Jul 18, 2019 | 17:55 23 No grass I don’t give a shit if it was a big crop this year is this year. But reality is a lot of sask had a good crop. So if you had pick 59 and this year it looks like 30 that’s a crop report that total won’t be near last year.

    Canola done flowering north side Lumsden. Reply With Quote
    Jul 18, 2019 | 18:20 24 Peas are excellent , podding well still some flowering
    Wheat excellent and starting to turn
    Barley excellent, starting to turn
    Canola excellent , full blown bright yellow , even hailed stuff
    Flax mediocre and next to none around here , we have none
    Oats excellent headed for 2 weeks
    Seed alfalfa excellent
    Dehy alfalfa excellent
    One early guy always short of juice had his canola done flowering a week ago and barley already turned, hope hes getting his lake time in now although if it freezes he will be a hero and us a zero
    Rains are adequate now, Looks too good to be true and usually is in this country Reply With Quote
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  • Jul 18, 2019 | 20:30 25
    Quote Originally Posted by caseih View Post
    Peas are excellent , podding well still some flowering
    Wheat excellent and starting to turn
    Barley excellent, starting to turn
    Canola excellent , full blown bright yellow , even hailed stuff
    Flax mediocre and next to none around here , we have none
    Oats excellent headed for 2 weeks
    Seed alfalfa excellent
    Dehy alfalfa excellent
    One early guy always short of juice had his canola done flowering a week ago and barley already turned, hope hes getting his lake time in now although if it freezes he will be a hero and us a zero
    Rains are adequate now, Looks too good to be true and usually is in this country
    Too bad we didn’t have “excellent” crop prices.
    By the looks and sounds of it crops are “excellent” all over.
    Prices going forward look to be header lower in the shitter. Reply With Quote
    Jul 18, 2019 | 22:14 26
    Quote Originally Posted by bigzee View Post
    Too bad we didn’t have “excellent” crop prices.
    By the looks and sounds of it crops are “excellent” all over.
    Prices going forward look to be header lower in the shitter.
    Guess its better than not having one since we mean sfa to prices anyways Reply With Quote
    Jul 18, 2019 | 22:28 27 We had a decent crop last year ..... until it snowed 3 times ....... then we near wrecked equipment and cost ran up $100,000 before we were done fixing , renting extra equipment and drying costs .....

    It’s not in the bin till it’s in the bin, and it’s not worth anything unless you sell it and get paid for all the hard work ..... right Ilta?

    Let’s hope we all get the crop off safely , in the bin and hopefully markets pick up and we can deal with confidence to make a bit of money .
    Farming ain’t profitable if any one of those things go wrong.
    Some have had it pretty easy lately but some have not . Absolutely zero is guaranteed in farming . Some have not seen the ugly side to grain farming . Some of us have ...
    good luck , let’s hope for the best Reply With Quote

  • SASKFARMER's Avatar Jul 19, 2019 | 05:25 28 Name:  ubbckrqVTa++Mm3UY6U2ww.jpg
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    Lots of fields of Canola have shut down north of the valley at Lumsden. They are thinner but have shut down flowering. Some fields on the drive up are just poking out of the ground.

    Heat is coming next week and no not just for me in Florida but for Saskatchewan. 31s are on there way. Bring on the heat. Reply With Quote
    Jul 19, 2019 | 05:55 29 Got our first “wrap around” rain in several years. 10 days late but still very good to see.
    Not sure how much yet total but it’s good.
    Will be more than enough to make a crop here now .
    Now I agree , bring on the sun and heat.
    The heat units are needed to finish this crop.
    Then we will see come harvest what happens Reply With Quote

  • Jul 19, 2019 | 07:34 30 Rain for this week so far is 1.8 inches. Everything is certainly green. Yesterday afternoon is was only 9 above, it was chilly. Haying is wait and see so far. On the plus side we will have a much better hay crop this year. Crops are advancing slowly. The canola continues to grow taller, certainly not losing blooms due to excessive heat. Peas are starting to pod. Weather forecast looks like some sun for next week, it will be welcome. Reply With Quote