Agricultural News


Are October storms a farmer’s wake-up call?

There are a lot of things in this life that are difficult to process. Weather is one of them. When a storm tore through Manitoba from October 10 to 12, delivering gale force winds over a long stretch of time, accompanied by an entire season’s worth of snow, harvest, tillage and the rest of our hopes for fall came to a full stop.

At the time of this writing, I have 90 acres of soybeans stranded on a wet field, inaccessible by tracks, wheels or float tires. I can see the ripe stocks swaying back and forth. They were once loaded with pods, but now, who knows? The field is still inaccessible.

Posted in: Agriculture