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So, since I can't get this years crop harvested due to rain and snow, I thought I would do some figuring for next year. I seeded some winter wheat, but it looks like wheat prices will be low again next year and are break even at best, and world wheat supplies look to be high. With our dry climate, not a lot of other options. I am considering some yellow peas assuming that the India tariffs will get straightened out by next year. In our area of extreme north-central Montana, canola always seems to pencil like a money loser, considering some flax, not sure about that. Anyone else got some good ideas?

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Marijuana. If the market crashes, light it up and enjoy it.
Sounds like a great idea!

You grow that and I will say the heII with farming and buy up every McDonald's in Canada!

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If you haven’t bought your fert yet nothing will pencil out, at least in Canada!!
Prices are rocketing and commodities are crashing so there will be very little money to be made. I myself likely won’t be growing any canola due to $70/ac seed and $$$$$/ac for fert. The numbers for me won’t add up to grow canola.
Lentils will be in the toilet for at least two years.
Doesn’t leave many options to make a buck.
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Well, I haven't booked my fertilizer yet. I am thinking of trying a few acres of yellow peas, and maybe a little flax, I need to develop some kind of a rotation above and beyond the wheat/fallow rotation.
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I try to stick to my rotation (and maybe my 4 newly alotted plants). Seems you get a winner and a loser every year. I sell the good ones and store the bad ones. I mostly grow a little bit of anything that will grow here. It's a lot of work with clean outs and calibrating but it beats trying to predict the future. Good luck with whatever you decide!
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A very challenging year is ahead!! Yes, things can change by spring but as of now things don’t point for a positive change. Even now the machinery manufacturers are feeling the heat, Bourgault is laying off 50 employees.
Getting back to the basics is what I’m going to do. Rotations are important, but I think overrated at times.
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Only bright spot in my area looks to be cattle feed, so we will again be planting more alfalfa.

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From what I've gathered from other new JD equipment and what seems to be a huge concern is "How big is the fridge" and does it keep your wobbly pops cold enough ??
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Wow!! It's an awesome idea. I have heard many advantages regarding medical marijuana. It's useful in many health conditions like a migraine, cancer, back pain etc.
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