Do You Remember?

By October 4, 2023Newsletter

You may have heard us reference that farming is forever often as a company. This is something we believe in strongly as without farming we would not have a lot of things. It is one of those industries that has evolved over time but has remained just as important as the day it started. But for farming to have started we all had to start somewhere.

Do you remember your first crop? The first time you spent months planning what you were going to seed. Getting the materials and equipment together to seed your first crop to patiently waiting and watching it grow and have everything out of your control. Maybe you had a relative or a mentor to help support you along the way or maybe you struggled through it all by yourself. Maybe the year you grew your first crop you spent months praying for it to rain or it rained too much, or any other combination of things could have affected your first crop did. Do remember the feeling of the homestretch and the first couple of kernels that hit the bin and you get that feeling of success and that all your patience has all paid off.

Maybe you are like me and after patiently helping the family farm for so many years that when you are finally able to purchase your first piece of land to add to the family farm and your able to grow your own crop you finally feel like you’re able to contribute to the farm. After 2 years of patiently waiting after purchasing my first piece of land, I was able to put in my first crop and it was one of those experiences I will remember for a lifetime and not take for granted.

There is something in that first crop that kept you wanting more and continuing to keep coming back year after year, even when things got tough. As we go forward in life it’s always a good reminder to look back at how far we have progressed. Even when at times it feels we are not getting anywhere or moving the needle that much further to our goal. It’s a good reminder to reflect on where we came from and the journey we have taken this far and look back and measure the amount of Knowledge, experience, and depth of character you have achieved.

Because Farming is Forever
Erin Harakal


Thanks a lot Kevin Pohl for this great photo!

Thank you very much Erin Harakal for this beautiful photo!

Market Report – Erin Harakal

We are on the homestretch in most areas for harvest as we start off October. On September 29th the much-anticipated USDA report came out. This report had a bearish sentiment to it. The report reported larger the expected wheat production for 2023 despite the drought and the smallest soybean crop in the last 4 years. Harvest pressure remains to be affecting pricing. Pricing on most commodities seems to be trending sideways for the last few weeks.

With trade tensions currently between Canada and India now is the time to watch closely to what is happening with India. Even though currently Canadian lentil pricing it currently holding with the current stressed geo-political situation it could change in a hurry if the situation is not resolved. Lentil pricing for red lentils is currently hovering around $0.35-0.36/Lb.

With the recent weakness in the Canadian Dollar, it influenced with some much-needed support for canola on Tuesday. Canola continues to try and find support any way it can.

Feed barley has remained flat as prices delivered Lethbridge remain to be around $330-345/mt for October-December movement. The outlook seems to remain flat as we head into the start of October.

Sellers Tip: October and November are historically months that fill up fast. Now is the time to look at booking some in for the nearby.


Recent Trades

CW Feed Barley (ID: 24902)
168.00 MT
FOB Smoky Lake, AB
Oct 05 – Nov 10
$290.17/MT or $6.32/BU (Gross)
$282.47/MT or $6.15/BU (Net)
TRADED Oct 04, 2023

CW Feed Barley (ID: 24799)
126.00 MT
FOB Frenchman Butte, SK
Oct 05 – Oct 31
$283.28/MT or $6.17/BU (Gross)
$275.58/MT or $6.00/BU (Net)
TRADED Oct 04, 2023

CW Feed Barley (ID: 24918)
420.00 MT
FOB Provost, AB
Oct 03 – Oct 31
$291.66/MT or $6.35/BU (Gross)
$283.96/MT or $6.18/BU (Net)
TRADED Oct 03, 2023

CW Feed Barley (ID: 24889)
42.00 MT
FOB Pierceland, SK
Oct 03 – Oct 06
$298.55/MT or $6.50/BU (Gross)
$258.50/MT or $5.63/BU (Net)
TRADED Oct 03, 2023

#2CW CPSR Wheat (ID: 24755)
84.00 MT
FOB Perryvale, AB
Oct 09 – Oct 31
$330.46/MT or $8.99/BU (Gross)
$307.91/MT or $8.38/BU (Net)
TRADED Oct 03, 2023

CW Feed Barley (ID: 24914)
84.00 MT
FOB Bawlf, AB
Oct 04 – Oct 20
$292.47/MT or $6.37/BU (Gross)
$284.77/MT or $6.20/BU (Net)
TRADED Oct 03, 2023

#3 Green Peas (ID: 24831)
126.00 MT
FOB Whitelaw, AB
Oct 03 – Oct 31
$587.90/MT or $16.00/BU (Gross)
$538.85/MT or $14.66/BU (Net)
TRADED Oct 03, 2023

OS Feed Triticale (ID: 24895)
76.00 MT
FOB High River, AB
Oct 03 – Oct 15
$260.00/MT or $6.60/BU (Gross)
$252.30/MT or $6.41/BU (Net)
TRADED Oct 02, 2023

Organic #2 Yellow Peas (ID: 24884)
42.00 MT
FOB Dixonville, AB
Oct 01 – Nov 30
$790.00/MT or $21.50/BU (Gross)
$729.95/MT or $19.87/BU (Net)
TRADED Sep 29, 2023

CW Feed HRS Wheat (ID: 24874)
42.00 MT
FOB Wildwood, AB
Sep 29 – Oct 14
$314.00/MT or $8.55/BU (Gross)
$306.30/MT or $8.34/BU (Net)
TRADED Sep 29, 2023

Feed Rye (ID: 24882)
252.00 MT
DLVD Irma, AB
Jan 01 – Jan 31
$295.00/MT or $7.49/BU (Gross)
$287.30/MT or $7.30/BU (Net)
TRADED Sep 29, 2023

CW Feed Barley (ID: 24900)
42.00 MT
FOB Cochrane, AB
Sep 29 – Oct 31
$305.00/MT or $6.64/BU (Gross)
$297.30/MT or $6.47/BU (Net)
TRADED Sep 29, 2023

Organic #2 Yellow Peas (ID: 24864)
84.00 MT
FOB Buffalo Head Prairie, AB
Oct 01 – Nov 30
$835.93/MT or $22.75/BU (Gross)
$781.88/MT or $21.28/BU (Net)
TRADED Sep 29, 2023

Feed Rye (ID: 24803)
84.00 MT
FOB Wanham, AB
Sep 29 – Oct 13
$273.43/MT or $6.95/BU (Gross)
$265.73/MT or $6.75/BU (Net)
TRADED Sep 29, 2023

CW Feed Barley (ID: 24845)
126.00 MT
FOB Vegreville, AB
Sep 29 – Oct 31
$321.51/MT or $7.00/BU (Gross)
$285.46/MT or $6.22/BU (Net)
TRADED Sep 28, 2023

OS #2 Green Peas (ID: 24841)
126.00 MT
FOB Delmas, SK
Oct 01 – Nov 10
$514.42/MT or $14.00/BU (Gross)
$506.72/MT or $13.79/BU (Net)
TRADED Sep 28, 2023

OS CW Feed Barley (ID: 24886)
42.00 MT
FOB Balzac, AB
Sep 29 – Oct 06
$200.00/MT or $4.35/BU (Gross)
$192.30/MT or $4.19/BU (Net)
TRADED Sep 28, 2023

CW Feed Barley (ID: 24852)
420.00 MT
FOB Waskatenau, AB
Sep 28 – Oct 31
$287.00/MT or $6.25/BU (Gross)
$279.30/MT or $6.08/BU (Net)
TRADED Sep 27, 2023

CW Feed Barley (ID: 24838)
42.00 MT
FOB Bloomsbury, AB
Sep 27 – Oct 14
$285.00/MT or $6.21/BU (Gross)
$277.30/MT or $6.04/BU (Net)
TRADED Sep 27, 2023

CW Feed Barley (ID: 24856)
42.00 MT
FOB Bonnyville, AB
Sep 28 – Sep 29
$298.55/MT or $6.50/BU (Gross)
$263.50/MT or $5.74/BU (Net)
TRADED Sep 27, 2023

#2CW CPSR Wheat (ID: 24872)
42.00 MT
FOB Perryvale, AB
Sep 26 – Oct 07
$369.27/MT or $10.05/BU (Gross)
$317.22/MT or $8.63/BU (Net)
TRADED Sep 27, 2023

Feed Faba Beans (ID: 24870)
84.00 MT
FOB Fort Assiniboine, AB
Oct 01 – Nov 30
$375.14/MT or $10.21/BU (Gross)
$367.44/MT or $10.00/BU (Net)
TRADED Sep 27, 2023

OS #2CW Oats (ID: 24862)
42.00 MT
FOB Vilna, AB
Sep 26 – Sep 27
$299.57/MT or $4.62/BU (Gross)
$260.52/MT or $4.02/BU (Net)
TRADED Sep 26, 2023

CW Feed Barley (ID: 24824)
84.00 MT
FOB Morinville, AB
Sep 26 – Oct 09
$287.87/MT or $6.27/BU (Gross)
$280.17/MT or $6.10/BU (Net)
TRADED Sep 26, 2023

OS #2CW Oats (ID: 24860)
42.00 MT
FOB Vilna, AB
Sep 25 – Sep 25
$291.70/MT or $4.50/BU (Gross)
$266.65/MT or $4.11/BU (Net)
TRADED Sep 25, 2023

CW Feed Barley (ID: 24833)
168.00 MT
FOB Edberg, AB
Oct 01 – Nov 30
$303.14/MT or $6.60/BU (Gross)
$295.44/MT or $6.43/BU (Net)
TRADED Sep 25, 2023

Organic #2 Yellow Peas (ID: 24782)
168.00 MT
FOB La Crete, AB
Sep 25 – Oct 31
$835.93/MT or $22.75/BU (Gross)
$783.88/MT or $21.33/BU (Net)
TRADED Sep 25, 2023

CW Feed Barley (ID: 24834)
126.00 MT
FOB Marshall, SK
Sep 23 – Oct 11
$307.73/MT or $6.70/BU (Gross)
$279.68/MT or $6.09/BU (Net)
TRADED Sep 22, 2023

Feed Yellow Peas (ID: 24840)
84.00 MT
FOB Bloomsbury, AB
Sep 22 – Oct 06
$367.44/MT or $10.00/BU (Gross)
$359.74/MT or $9.79/BU (Net)
TRADED Sep 22, 2023

CW Feed Barley (ID: 24830)
126.00 MT
FOB Derwent, AB
Sep 23 – Oct 13
$294.76/MT or $6.42/BU (Gross)
$287.06/MT or $6.25/BU (Net)
TRADED Sep 22, 2023

#2CW Oats (ID: 24780)
84.00 MT
FOB Valleyview, AB
Sep 22 – Sep 29
$273.55/MT or $4.22/BU (Gross)
$265.85/MT or $4.10/BU (Net)
TRADED Sep 22, 2023

CW Feed Barley (ID: 24813)
42.00 MT
FOB Rosalind, AB
Sep 21 – Sep 26
$301.65/MT or $6.57/BU (Gross)
$293.95/MT or $6.40/BU (Net)
TRADED Sep 20, 2023