Let Freedom Ring

By May 3, 2017Newsletter

   We are happy to join with you in what will go down in history as one of the craziest seeding seasons in the history of our nation.

   We are not unmindful that some of you are reading this amid great trials and tribulations:
… Some of you are fresh from getting your tractor stuck in the mud last week. Some of you have been on a neverending quest for crop insurance freedom; bewildered by the persecution of Harvest 2016 and staggered by the wetness of Spring 2017. You have been the veterans of on-farm suffering…

   Continue to work with the belief that unearned suffering is redemptive! 
Go back to your farms in Grande Prairie, go back to Westlock, go back to Saskatoon, go back to Red Deer, go back to Regina, go back to the wetlands beyond our cities,
knowing
that
somehow
this situation
can
and
will
 change. Let us not wallow in the valley of despair…

   We say to you today, our friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, we still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in Canadian agriculture.

   We have a dream, that one day, your crop will rise up and live out the true meaning of being a seed!

   We have a dream that, one day, on the rolling hills of Stony Plain, the sons of former farmers and the sons of former crop insurance agents will sit down together at the same table, as friends.

   We have a dream that every unharvested acre will, one day, find a market where it will not be judged by the color of its kernel, but by the content of its groat, or the oil that’s within it.

   We have a dream today.

   We have a dream that one day, every valley shall be farmed, every wet, low spot shall be made dry, the rocky acres – made plain, and the crooked passes, thanks in part to automation, made straight.

   This is our hope. This is the faith that we will be taking your calls with over the coming weeks. With this faith, we will be able to hew out of the fields of despair – a stone of hope. With this faith, we will be able to transform the discontent of the prairies into a beautiful symphony of seeding equipment.

   With this faith, we will be able to work together, farm together, struggle together, get hailed out together, stand up for farmers together, knowing that farming is, indeed, forever.

   And if farmers are going to help support our great nation, this must become true!

   So, let freedom ring from the prodigious hilltops of Cochrane, Alberta. Let freedom ring from the flat fields of southern Saskatchewan. Let freedom ring from the soppy-soiled regions of Mayerthorpe and Medicine Hat.

   From every farm with a tractor or barn, let freedom ring!

Because Farming is Forever,
Jared Seitz

@JarrySeitz
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Barley
: Feed barley prices remain firm after getting some help from wet weather and loading concerns last week.  Targets that land Lethbridge $3.65-$3.70/bu have been getting hit. If you’ve been holding onto your feed barley for spring premiums,
don’t miss this opportunity! When the tap turns off, bids are going to disappear!   

Wheat: We haven’t been seeing much feed wheat coming to market and this has increased prices by about $5 – $10/mt. Gradable wheat futures jumped up with support from Kansas weather conditions.
As grower confidence drops, markets rise! #2CPS wheat bids for new crop are back up! $5.70 – $5.80/bu dlvd. HRS old crop trading above $7/bu dlvd in some places. Great time to get your old crop sold!

NEW CROP STRATEGY: We’ve been setting targets for lower grades. Our thinking… It’s easier to take extra money in the fall if the grade is better, than to risk a large drop if it’s worse!  

Oats: Buyers are still filling spaces for good quality 2CW and 3CW oats.  Prices have been ranging from $2.60 -2.75/bu picked up depending on your location. Feed oats opportunities have been good lately with prices reflecting higher demand. If you do have some feed oats, we’d recommend marketing them before spring thrashed offers saturate the market later this spring/summer.     

Canola: Despite the threat of a large supply of soybeans, old crop canola markets continue to hold with targets of $11.85 – $11.90/bu delivered still getting hit. With the expectation of increased acres, producers should be mostly sold on old crop canola by this point! New crop bids now pushing up toward $11/bu.  Consider targets of $11 – $11.25/bu delivered for fall. And if you haven’t priced any, it’s worth noting that
holding out for an extra nickel might come back to bite you later on.

Peas: Yellow pea bids for old crop still heard up to $9/bu delivered with not much upside.  New crop bids still strong at  $8.43/bu delivered for fall, and up to $8.50-8.60 in the winter. Green pea fall bids heard at $8.18/bu delivered for Nov – Jan.  Old crop at $8.35-8.43/bu delivered.

NEW CROP STRATEGY: While peas may be a little stronger this next year, if the foreboding fumigation cloud decides to rain this harvest, forward pricing will have been a really smart idea. Think about it!  

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Genius ideas are often ridiculed at first, so bear with us on this one… But, what if instead of harvesting the spring thrashed grain and figuring out what you’re going to do with it, you just pull the seeder behind you, funneling the spring harvest right back into the ground? Sure sounds a whole lot easier…
*Agfinity is not responsible for any difficulties that result from this great idea.

The Buyer Brief
–  
by Joseph Billett
 

   Looking out my office window, I see dirty roads and brown grass. Could spring have finally come?  …It’s a bittersweet win. We need yards to dry up and spring thrashed grain to be harvested. Not to mention, seeding to start, and this weather makes this all happen! So that’s the sweet; the bitter is the muddy yards and missed deliveries, which is what has pushed the market up for the past few weeks.
   Just because that inspirational aunt of yours says “you can have it all”, it just is not true! You can’t have beautiful days, dry yards, cold beer on your tailgate and expect buyers to remain desperate. These current prices and demand will turn off soon! Could be today. Could be next week.  Buyers are just filling weekly holes. Many didn’t overbuy in hopes that spring thrashed grain would meet those needs, but most of them have grain bought for May-June.
   There is still lots to be done and sellers will be busy over the next 6 weeks, but this could very well be the highs that make you look like the coffee shop king. Let me know your thoughts you can reach me on Twitter
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SPRING THRASHED GRAIN:
If you get the chance to harvest it… We have buyers, but will need the specs. Please get in touch with us once you have a better idea of what you’ll be marketing. Buyers are concerned on quality, predominantly in regards to mice/deer excreta.

Feed Barley –
May-June-July: $2.47/ bushel
September – October: $2.50-2.55/ bushel
Feed Wheat –
May-June-July: $3.80-3.85/ bushel
*If you have old crop, please get in touch before seeding to place a target. Expecting more feed wheat in the market once producers have a chance to start marketing spring thrashed.
*Call for new crop.
2CW Oats (MIlling Grade) –
May-June: $2.25/ bushel
July-August: $2.30-2.40/ bushel *Call to place a target for this time frame!
3CW Oats –
May-July: $2.00-2.25/bushel
Feed Oats (Lower quality) –
May-June: $1.65-1.75/ bushel
#2 Green Peas –
May-June:
Max 3% bleached $7.40/ bushel, quicker movement available! Call for higher bleach pricing.
NEW CROP:
August-October: $7.00-7.10/ bushel
November-January: $7.25-7.35/bushel
#2 Yellow Peas –
May-June-July: $7.90-7.95/ bushel
NEW CROP:
August-October: $7.40/ bushel
November-January: $7.50-7.60/ bushel
Feed Peas –
May-June: $5.50-5.70/ bushel
Feed Faba Beans –
May-June: $5.25/ bushel
Canola:
Targets have been triggering around $11 picked-up. Give Jared@Agfinity.com a call to discuss, or email with your legal land description for a price!

Feed Barley –
May-June-July: $2.80/ bushel.
NEW CROP BARLEY:
September – October: $2.80-2.85/ bushel
Feed Wheat –
May-June-July: $4.20/ bushel
*Current weather has gradable prices on the rise! Call or email for #1/#2 HRS / CPS.
2CW Oats (MIlling Grade) –
May-June: $2.45-2.55/ bushel
July-August: $2.60-2.65/ bushel *Call to place a target for this time frame!
3CW Oats –
May-June: $2.10-2.40/ bushel
Feed Oats (Lower quality) –
May-June: $1.80/ bushel
#2 Green Peas –
May-June:
Max 3% bleach: $7.80/ bushel. Quick movement available!
*Call for discounts on higher bleach.
NEW CROP: August-October: $7.50/ bushel
November-January: $7.75-7.80/ bushel
#2 Yellow Peas –
April-May-June: $8.30-8.40/ bushel
NEW CROP: August-October: $7.80/ bushel
November-January: $7.90-8.00/ bushel
Feed Peas –
May-June: $5.80-6.00/ bushel
Feed Faba Beans –
May-June: $5.25-5.50/ bushel
Canola:
Bids triggering around $11.25 picked-up. Give Jared@Agfinity.com a call to discuss, or email with your legal land description to get a price!

Feed Barley –
May-June-July: $2.80-2.90/bushel
NEW CROP BARLEY:
September – October: $2.80-2.85/ bushel
Feed Wheat –
May-June-July: $4.40/ bushel
*If you have old crop, please get in touch before seeding to place a target. Expecting more feed wheat in the market once producers have a chance to start marketing spring thrashed.
*Call for new crop!
#1/2 CPSR WHEAT –
May-June: $4.75/ bushel
NEW CROP:
September-November: $5.10-5.15/ bushel
#1/#2 HRS Wheat –
 Targeting $6.90-7.00 delivered for summer and fall, and $7.15-7.20 for winter.
2CW Oats (Milling Grade) –
May: $2.65/ bushel
June: $2.55/ bushel
*July-August: $2.75-2.80/ bushel, call to place a target for this time frame!
3CW Oats –
May-June: $2.40-2.50/ bushel
Feed Oats –
May-June: $2.00/ bushel
#2 Green Peas –
May-June:
Max 3% bleach: $8.05/ bushel. Quick movement available.
*Call or email on higher bleach.
#2 Yellow Peas –
May-June: $8.50-8.55/ bushel
NEW CROP:
August-October: $8.00/ bushel
November – December: $8.10-8.20/ bushel
Feed Peas-
May-June: $5.90-6.00/ bushel
Feed Fabas –
May-June: $5.40-5.60/ bushel
Canola:
Offers triggering at $11.25-11.50 picked-up. Give me a call to discuss placing a target, or email Jared@Agfinity.com with your legal land description and I’ll get you a price!

Feed Barley –
May-June-July: $3.05-3.10/ bushel
NEW CROP BARLEY:
September – October: $3.00-3.05/ bushel
Feed Wheat –
May-June-July: $4.50-4.55/ bushel
*If you have old crop, please get in touch before seeding to place a target. Expecting more feed wheat in the market once producers have a chance to start marketing spring thrashed.
*Call for new crop!
#1/2 CPSR WHEAT –
May-June-July: $5.05/ bushel picked-up.
NEW CROP:
October-December: $5.20-5.40 picked-up
#1/#2 HRS Wheat –
 Targeting $6.90-7.00 delivered for summer and fall, and $7.15-7.20 for winter.
2CW Oats (Milling Grade) –
May: $2.70-2.75/ bushel
June: $2.60-2.70/ bushel
July-August: $2.80-2.90/ bushel *Call to place a target for this time frame!
3CW Oats –
May-June: $2.40-2.60/ bushel
Feed Oats –
May-June: $2.05-2.15/ bushel
#2 Green Peas-
May-June:
Max 3% bleach: $8.15-8.20/ bushel. Quicker movement available.
*Call or email on higher bleach..
#2 Yellow Peas –
May-June: $8.75/ bushel
NEW CROP:
August-October: $8.15/ bushel
November-December: $8.25-8.35/ bushel
Feed Peas –
May-June: $6.25-6.40/ bushel
Feed Fabas –
May-June: $5.75/ bushel
Canola:
Offers have been triggering around $11.50-11.60 picked-up. Call to discuss placing a target, or email Jared@Agfinity.com with your legal land description to get a price!

Feed Barley –
May-June-July: $3.15/ bushel
*Targets for heavy, dry barley with all-weather loading have been triggering at $3.20 picked-up.
NEW CROP BARLEY
September-October: $3.05-3.15/bushel
Feed Wheat –
May-June: $4.50-4.55/bushel
*If you have old crop, please get in touch before seeding to place a target. Expecting more feed wheat in the market once producers have a chance to start marketing spring thrashed.
*Call for new crop!
#1/2 CPSR WHEAT –
May-June-July: $5.00-5.05/ bushel picked-up
NEW CROP:
September-December: Targets have been triggering at $5.40-5.60 picked-up!
#1/#2 HRS Wheat –
Targeting $6.90-7.00 delivered for summer and fall, and $7.15-7.20 for winter.
2CW Oats (Milling Grade) –
May: $2.65/ bushel
June: $2.60-2.70/ bushel
July-August: $2.80-2.85/ bushel *Call to place a target for this time frame!
3CW Oats –
May-June: $2.40-2.55/ bushel
Feed Oats –
May-June: $2.10-2.25/ bushel
#2 Green Peas –
May-June:
Max 3% bleach: $8.05-8.10/ bushel. Quick movement available.
*Call or email on higher bleach.
#2 Yellow Peas –
May-June: $8.65-8.75/ bushel
NEW CROP:
August-October: $8.15/ bushel
November- December: $8.25-8.35/ bushel
Feed Peas –
May-June: $6.25-6.50/ bushel. Call while there’s demand!
Feed Fabas –
May-June: $5.75-5.85/ bushel
Canola:
Offers triggering around $11.50-11.70/ bushel picked-up. Call to discuss placing a target, or email Jared@Agfinity.com with your legal land description for a price!

Feed Barley –
May: $2.90-3.00/ bushel
June-July: $2.90-3.00/ bushel
NEW CROP: Sept-Dec: $2.95-3.00/bushel
Feed Wheat –
May: $4.25-4.35/ bushel
June: $4.25-4.35/ bushel.
#1/2 CPSR WHEAT –
May-June: $4.75/ bushel
NEW CROP:
September-November: $5.35-5.40/ bushel
#1/#2 HRS Wheat –
Targeting $6.90-7.00 delivered for summer and fall, and $7.15-7.20 for winter.
2CW Oats/Pony –
May: $2.55-2.60/ bushel
June: $2.45-2.50/ bushel
July: $2.65-2.70/ bushel
3CW Oats –
May-June: $2.35-2.50/ bushel
Feed Oats –
May-June: $2.00-2.35/ bushel
#2 Green Peas –
May-June:
Max 3% bleach: $7.90-7.95 bushel
*Call for discounts on higher bleach.
#2 Yellow Peas –
May: $8.40-8.50/ bushel
June: $8.40-8.50/ bushel
NEW CROP: $7.90-7.95/ bushel
Feed Peas –
 April-May: $5.75-6.00/ bushel
Feed Fabas –
May-June: $5.50-5.75/ bushel
Canola:
Bids have softened as of late, but are showing promise to hit up to $11.75/bu delivered. Give Tracy@Agfinity.com a call to discuss, or email me with your legal land description and she’ll get you a price!

Feed Barley –
May-June-July: $3.20/ bushel and up to $3.25/bu picked-up south of Red Deer.
NEW CROP BARLEY: $3.20-3.25/ bushel
Feed Wheat –
May-June: $4.50-4.55/ bushel
*If you have old crop, please get in touch before seeding to place a target. Expecting more feed wheat in the market once producers have a chance to start marketing spring thrashed.
*Call for new crop!
#1/2 CPSR WHEAT –
May-June-July: $5.00/ bushel picked-up
NEW CROP:
September-December: $5.20-5.40 picked-up
#1/#2 HRS Wheat –
Targeting $6.90-7.00 delivered for summer and fall, and $7.15-7.20 for winter.
2CW Oats (Milling Grade) –
May-June: $2.50-2.70/ bushel
July-August: $2.70-2.90/ bushel *Call to place a target for this time frame!
3CW Oats –
May-June: $2.40-2.70/ bushel
Feed Oats –
May: $2.15-2.25/ bushel
#2 Green Peas –
May-June:
Max 3% bleach: $8.00/ bushel FOB, quick movement available!
*Call or email on higher bleach.
NEW CROP: $7.75-8.00/ bushel
#2 Yellow Peas –
May-June-July: $8.60-8.70/ bushel
NEW CROP:
August-October $8.10/ bushel
November – December: $8.20-8.30/ bushel
Feed Peas –
May-June: $6.40-6.50/ bushel
Feed Fabas –
May-June: $5.80-6.00/ bushel
Canola:
Targets have been triggering around $11.50-11.70/ bushel picked-up. Give Jared@Agfinity.com a call to discuss, or email with your legal land description for a price!

Feed Barley –
May: $3.05-3.20/ bushel
June-July: $3.05-3.20/ bushel
NEW CROP: Sept-Dec: $3.15-3.20/bushel
Feed Wheat –
May: $4.40-4.50/ bushel
June: $4.40-4.50/ bushel
#1/2 CPSR WHEAT –
May-June: $4.75/ bushel
NEW CROP:
September-November: $5.45-5.50/ bushel
#1/#2 HRS Wheat –
Targeting $6.90-7.00 delivered for summer and fall, and $7.15-7.20 for winter.
2CW Oats –
May: $2.60-2.70/ bushel
June: $2.50-2.60/ bushel
July: $2.75-2.80/ bushel
3CW Oats –
May-June: $2.30-2.50/ bushel
Feed Oats –
Low quality
May-June: $1.90-2.10/ bushel
#2 Green Peas –
May-June:
Max 3% bleach: $7.90-7.95/ bushel
*Call for discounts on higher bleach.
#2 Yellow Peas –
May: $8.40-8.50/ bushel
June: $8.40-8.50/ bushel
NEW CROP: $8.00-8.20/ bushel
Feed Peas –
May-June: $5.75-6.00/ bushel
Feed Fabas –
May-June: $5.50-5.75/ bushel
Canola:
Bids have softened as of late, but are showing promise to hit up to $11.75/bu delivered. Give Tracy@Agfinity.com a call to discuss, or email with your legal land description and she’ll get you a price!

Feed Barley –
May-June: $3.25-3.30/ bushel
July: $3.25-3.30/ bushel
NEW CROP: Sept-Oct: $3.20-3.25/bushel
Feed Wheat –
May: $4.50-4.60/ bushel
June-July: $4.50-4.60/ bushel
#1/2 CPSR WHEAT –
NEW CROP:
September-November: $5.30-5.35/ bushe
l
#1/#2 HRS Wheat –
Targeting $6.90-7.00 delivered for summer and fall, and $7.15-7.20 for winter.
2CW Oats –
May: $2.70-2.75/ bushel
June: $2.75-2.80/ bushel
July: $2.75-2.80/ bushel
3CW Oats –
May-June: $2.30-2.50/ bushel
Feed Oats –
low quality
May-June: $1.90-2.10/ bushel
#2 Green Peas –
May-June:
Max 3% bleach: $7.70-7.80/ bushel
*Call for discounts on higher bleach.
#2 Yellow Peas –
May: $8.50-8.60/ bushel
June: $8.50-8.60/ bushel
NEW CROP: $8.20/ bushel targets have been getting hit!
Feed Peas –
 May-June: $6.25-6.40/ bushel
Feed Fabas –
May-June: $5.70-5.75/bu/ bushel
Canola:
Bids have softened as of late, but are showing promise to hit up to $11.75/bu delivered. Give Tracy@Agfinity.com a call to discuss, or email with your legal land description and she’ll get you a price!

Feed Barley –
May: $3.25-3.35/ bushel
June-July: $3.25-3.35/ bushel
NEW CROP: Sept-Dec: $3.25/bushel
Feed Wheat –
May: $4.50-4.60/ bushel
June-July: $4.30-4.40/ bushel
#1/2 CPSR WHEAT –
May-June: $4.75/ bushel
NEW CROP:
September-November: $5.30-5.35/ bushel
#1/2 HRS Wheat –
Targeting $6.90-7.00 delivered for summer and fall, and $7.15-7.20 for winter.
2CW Oats –
 May: $2.60-2.70/ bushel
June: $2.50-2.60/ bushel
July: $2.75-2.80/ bushel
3CW Oats –
May-June: $2.30-2.50/ bushel
Feed Oats –
low quality
May-June: $2.15-2.25/ bushel
#2 Green Peas –
May-June:
Max 3% bleach: $7.50/ bushel
*Call for discounts on higher bleach.
NEW CROP: $7.75/ bushel
#2 Yellow Peas  –
May: $8.50-8.60/ bushel
June: $$8.50-8.60/ bushel
NEW CROP: $8.00-8.10/ bushel
Feed Peas –
May-June: $5.75-6.00/ bushel
Feed Fabas –
May-June: $5.50-5.75/ bushel
Canola:
Bids have softened as of late, but are showing promise to hit up to $11.75/bu delivered. Give Tracy@Agfinity.com a call to discuss, or email with your legal land description and she’ll get you a price!

Feed Barley –
May: $3.65-3.70/ bu Dlvd or $3.48-3.53/bu FOB June-July: $3.60-3.70/bu DLVD, $3.43-3.53 FOB
NEW CROP: Sept-Oct: $3.60-3.65 DLVD, $3.43-3.48/bu FOB
Feed Wheat –
May: $4.20-4.70/ bu DLVD or $3.98-4.48/bu FOB
June-July: $4.20-4.75/bu DLVD or $3.98-4.53 FOB
#1/2 CPSR Wheat –
NEW CROP
October-November: $5.40-5.60/ bu DLVD or $5.18-5.38/bu FOB
#1/2 HRS Wheat –
Targeting $6.90-7.00 delivered for summer and fall, and $7.15-7.20 for winter.
 
#2CW Oats-
May: $2.95/bu DLVD or $2.83/bu FOB
June-July-August: $3.00/bu DLVD or $2.88/bu FOB
3CW Oats –
May-June: $2.50-2.75 DLVD, $2.38-2.63 FOB
Feed Oats  –
May-June: $2.25-2.40 DLVD, $2.13-2.28 FOB
#2 Green Peas –
April-May:
Max 3% bleach: $8.00-8.20/bu DLVD or $7.78-7.98/bu FOB *Call for discounts on higher bleach.
#2 Yellow Peas –
May-June: $8.80-8.90/bu DLVD or $8.58-8.68/bu FOB
NEW CROP: Sept-Oct $8.30-8.43 DLVD, $8.08-8.21/bu FOB
Feed Peas –
May-June: $6.25-6.35 DLVD,  $6.03-6.13 FOB
Feed Fabas –
May-June: $5.75-6.00 DLVD or $5.53-5.78 FOB

Canola:
Bids have softened as of late, but are showing promise to hit up to $11.75/bu delivered. Give tracy@agfinity.com a call to discuss, or email with your legal land description and she’ll get you a price!

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