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Before the hauling comes the contract with the grain company — and most never get read.

Three things to watch for when reading your grain contract

Two-part contracts, delivery terms, and extended delivery periods can cause problems down the road if you don’t read your grain contract carefully


Do you read your grain contracts from front to back? If so, you’re one of the few who do. A University of Manitoba study found only 17 per cent of Canadian farmers read their whole grain contracts — and that’s a mistake, says a grain industry expert. “For every grain buyer out there, the terms […] Read more


Three things to read in your grain contract

Do you read your grain contracts from front to back? If so, you’re one of the few who do. A University of Manitoba study found only 17 per cent of Canadian farmers read their whole grain contracts — and that’s a mistake, says a grain industry expert. “For every grain buyer out there, the terms […] Read more

Thinking of forward wheat pricing?

Farmers need to make sure the margin will cover their cost of production

Wheat prices have weakened since winter, world supply levels are bearish, and the loonie is up. “Many farmers are wondering, ‘What do I do now?’” said Neil Blue, market specialist at Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development. Farmers thinking about signing a forward pricing contract should first consider if the price will provide an acceptable margin […] Read more


Before you even call the elevator — much less deliver a load — producers should be getting independent testing of their grain samples, our experts said.

The Big Three “to-do’s”: Experts offer their post-harvest advice

Whether it’s in the office or the field, there are some jobs 
that should be at the top of your to-do list

For many producers, this harvest is going to seem to drag on forever. But, of course, it won’t. The combine will be parked, the farm meetings and shows will get underway, Christmas will come and go, and before you know it, you’re in the shed getting the seeding rig ready. So with that in mind, […] Read more