Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: central manitoba
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I've said that all along too. Tired of hearing the line "book now, as there is going to be a shortage next year and you might not get your seed" Even a few years ago they were saying that, then half of western Canada froze and had to reseed. Not one person I know of was turned away for seed. The amount of money they make off that seed, they would haul it on Yuan Valdez's mule to get it to you if they had to. We don't prebook much of anything, and we get the same price in the spring as we would have in the fall, less the interest we would have paid on top of it. On a farm our size, the few cents here and there don't add up to much anyways, and leaves us free to deal where we want to if things change. I have found companies are more eager to get your business if you don't commit to them. Only haul canola to elevators, no contracts, never have trouble getting it out because if they don't take, we go somewhere else.
It's easy enough to be pleasant, when life goes by like a song. But the man worth while, is the man with a smile, when everything goes dead wrong!
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