Canadian crop producers are on the tail end of some of the best years ever, with record yields, prices and net farm income. Now though, with an eye-popping corn and soy yields south of the border and margin outlooks looking barely positive, does this change how you pencil-in acres this winter for the spring seeding campaign? Lower margin outlooks
Do you change how your farm is operated when future prices fall for crops you traditionally grow?
I change my rotation and grow the crops with the best projected margins 0%
I stick to the rotations and fertility management I know0%
I grow my usual crops but apply less fertilizer 0%
l base my decisions on being able to secure profitable contracts or take futures positions0%
l store more grain on farm and wait for higher prices0%
I spread my risk by growing more crop types0%
Create a poll like this
When margins are tight for grain and oilseed producers, is it a good time to to deal with weed pressure and boost fertility in underperforming areas and fields by summer fallowing or adding a cover crop rotation?
Yes, so I’ll be in a better position to take advantage of higher prices at a future date0%
No, it’s even more important to get every possible bushel in the bin when prices are low0%
I don’t have underperforming areas or fields of any consequence0%