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With the show season starting to wrap up, it’s time to start getting plans finalized for spring. Contact your local ALPINE DSM and get your drill kit, inoculant injector, ALPINE G22, storage tanks and micros planned out for seeding. It’s as simple as a phone call and we will be at your side to help you as much as we can. Have a great spring and be safe.
In today’s agriculture, the buzz word is “precision”. Sometimes we jump over the basics and directly to “high tech”.
Before we know it, it will be GO TIME once again!!
It is hard to believe that the winter is slipping by so quickly once again!! The older we get, the faster it seems to go!!! Well we just think so?? The real truth is, that the older we get, the slower we get, and the faster things just seem to go!!! LOL. I know, the young guys are rolling their eyes!!! LOL.
It is mid-late January in Ontario, Canada. That means pile and piles of snow along with temperatures so cold you can get frost bite in a matter of minutes, right? That is not the case and this especially not true for January 2017. In Southwestern ON we have experienced more rain than snow this year and some forecasted temperatures will likely break old record highs. Read more
Christmas and New Year’s has come and gone and it’s now the time of year in the agriculture industry that we like to call, Trade Show Season! Agriculture trade shows are a great place to see the latest and greatest in technology and innovation in the field of agriculture including equipment, input products such as fertilizer, marketing, and so on. They are also great places to connect and network with your fellow farmers along with industry members such as your local Alpine District Sales Manager and other members of the AALPINE team! ALPINE will be attending the following trade shows indicated on the list below, so make sure you make it out to at least one of them and come by the booth to say hi and talk about what is new. Hope to see you all there!
I’ve been exposed to the PNW market for 18 months now. Feeling more than a little overwhelmed with the market adversities, but I find out from my producers that I am not alone. Never have they experienced this scenario where the US dollar is so strong, wheat yields exceptionally high so supply is strong, falling numbers such a big issue hitting the bottom line, an unknown farm-bill with a new Presidential administration coming into power.
As we soon turn the calendar over into a new year, it can only mean one thing………the beginning of the winter Farmshow and meetings circuit. After 30 years in this business it’s got me thinking as to what you as a grower must expect from these.
Lots of snow in Ontario. Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. See you at Crop Production Show in January.
When was the last time you dug a corn plant or soybean plant in a field to take a look at the roots? They are out of sight and they are quite often out of mind.
During the course of any year on our farm we usually go through a similar cycle. I come up with some crazy idea that I heard at a farm show somewhere or my favorite – from a customer who is having good results with something that is a non typical approach to a common problem. Really the direct interaction with the farmers I interact with makes me a much better farmer. The passion, ideas, drive and ability never stops inspiring me – but I digress. The cycle then continues with selling the idea or concept to my dad, some fail and some succeed. The next step is me figuring out a way to put the approved idea into action. Once the combine rolls in the fall the proof will be in the pudding so to speak, and then comes the judgment phase of our cycle when my dad determines whether he feels it was a success or a failure. This is also the point where I try to quantify the changes and resell him on why we did what we did.