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Canary seed is the same situation as buckwheat, there is a wild and a tame variety.

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I was in a Bulk Barn awhile ago, a bin of wheat, just regular, ordinary wheat. Not organic. Not milled into flour. Label just said wheat. Can't remember the exact price per gram, but remember when I converted it to price per bushel, it was very close to $60!!!!!! One marking term that confuses me is "Naturally Sourced"??? Especially when used for that sea water crap you squirt up your nose. How the he!! do you Naturally Source sea water? Walk into the sea with a pail and scoop it up?

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I was in a Bulk Barn awhile ago, a bin of wheat, just regular, ordinary wheat. Not organic. Not milled into flour. Label just said wheat. Can't remember the exact price per gram, but remember when I converted it to price per bushel, it was very close to $60!!!!!!
I just gave a pail of wheat to a guy from Brandon and he told me that Superstore and Walmart sells it for what amounts to $66/bushel. He wanted whole-grain wheat to make bread. Also gave him some yellow peas to try. Felt like the good old days, giving wheat away...
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Hopefully he doesn’t fix the price of his bread ....

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I was in a Bulk Barn awhile ago, a bin of wheat, just regular, ordinary wheat. Not organic. Not milled into flour. Label just said wheat. Can't remember the exact price per gram, but remember when I converted it to price per bushel, it was very close to $60!!!!!! One marking term that confuses me is "Naturally Sourced"??? Especially when used for that sea water crap you squirt up your nose. How the he!! do you Naturally Source sea water? Walk into the sea with a pail and scoop it up?
I saw that too a few months ago. They were calling it wheat berries. It is just straight unorganic wheat. My quick math got me to the same price/bu. I google wheat berries later and it seems to be the thing to put in a salad.
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You can go on e-bay and probably amazon and see all sorts of people selling "wheat berries" for many dollars a bushel. Do a search. It's unbelievable. We need to figure out ways of cashing in on people's ignorance. Or at least figure out how to numb our consciences enough to do that!

There's a very enterprising farmer somewhere south of Fort Mac that sells a lot of things to city folk. Recycles his strawberry bedding straw each spring into miniature straw bales that sell like hotcakes. Takes his trees that get cut down by beavers and sells them as "naturally-cut" firewood. Wish I could remember his name. He's an entertaining speaker.
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I saw that too a few months ago. They were calling it wheat berries. It is just straight unorganic wheat. My quick math got me to the same price/bu. I google wheat berries later and it seems to be the thing to put in a salad.
There is no "The thing to put in salad". The only thing to put in salad is meat!

At the time time I thought "Fu#k people are stupid!" Then as I thought more about, who are the stupid ones? Guessing it's NOT the middle man.

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Makes you wonder how much of that they sell in a year, for whoever is supplying them it has to be a pretty good cash cow if sales are high.
If you ever want some price shock look at what the price of conventional, high protein, clear/yellow hilum soybeans sell for on e-bay. I figured the range was anywhere from $60-90 US per bushel, meanwhile the local co-op will take them off of my hands for $9.50. (currently). Rather amazing that the price of popcorn is almost dirt cheap compared to the beans, and a lot more people eat popcorn than make soy milk or tofu.
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We are in the wrong business. But it is a market for group 1 & 2 resistant wild oats.My luck, the volunteer canola would take over.
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My wife has basically band me from grocery shopping with her. YAA, I mean boo!!!
Apparently I express my displeasure with how us farmers are getting screwed a little too vigorously.

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