That was a good read, what shocked me the most about it was the prediction in the 30's that the 80's would be the same.Historical context on Palliser Triangle.. http://www.pfra.ca/doc/Drought/Drought in the Palliser Triangle_1998.pdf
How has that changed anything? Those rules are the same for every year. What would help is upping the "no yield" amount so its actually economical for it to be fed to cows.
Alternate Crop Use
The current dry conditions are of great concern to many grain and cattle producers in Manitoba. As the extreme heat and dry conditions persist, crops will continue to deteriorate.
The AgriInsurance program provides flexibility for producers to put their crop to alternate use during the growing season. Alternate use means a change to the use of a crop from what was originally intended when planting in the spring. For example, if you indicated on your Seeded Acreage Report that you were growing oats for grain but choose to cut it for greenfeed instead, this would be considered alternate use.
If you are considering putting your crop to an alternate use (silage, greenfeed, grazing) for your own use or someone else’s, here’s what you need to know from an insurance perspective.
- Contact MASC immediately by phone or email. Please have the legal land descriptions and number of acres you plan to put to an alternate use available. It is ideal to have an adjustor appraise your crop prior to putting it to alternate use. However, if timing doesn’t allow for an adjustor to assess your crop prior to putting it to alternate use, producers must leave strips (one 10-foot-wide strip, the full length of the field for every 40 acres) so that the adjustor can accurately assess the crop at a later date.
- The appraisal determined by the adjustor will be used to finalize the insurance claim and will be included when calculating your future coverage. For example, if the appraisal is 20 bushels per acre and you elect to cut it for feed, MASC will count these 20 bushels per acre as if it were harvested for grain. The proceeds from alternate use production (i.e. greenfeed or silage sales) are not part of your crop claim calculation. The assessment can also be helpful in determining the value of the crop if it will be used for an alternate use for your operation or to sell.
- It is up to the producer to decide whether they want to harvest the crop or put it to alternate use. An appraisal must be completed prior to cutting or adequate strips left for appraisal at a later date to ensure a representative yield can be used for a claim calculation.
Really?Almost done a field of peas. 15-17bph. Think it’s the best one we got. Worst case sonario. To good to write off. To poor to chase lol
What the **** is mud on the cutter bar? You might get hat once in 10 years out hereReally?
Depending on pea price I’d say that is time well spent, not using much fuel and while likely cutting right on the ground I doubt mud sticking to cutterbar is a problem.
Count your blessings.
Only saving grace is the price. 30bu durum crop on stubble is a very good crop for usCompared to last year's extraordinary high yeilds, that sounds bad and feels bad. But around here, 20 bph is pretty much expected on continuously cropped dryland here for peas and wheat on average. We've had about 5 years of way above average yields.
A hutterite boss was complaining to my neighbor about how bad the crops are this year. My neighbor pushed him and said, "how bad? what is your estimated bph?" He hummed and hawed and then finally said 25-30 bu/ac durum, which isn't too far off the average and at current prices dang good. The colonies have made a lot of money on average crops on dryland for many years. Kind of funny. They aren't going to be hurting too bad this year. Other farmers and ranchers are definitely feeling pain though.
Your soil is likely sandier than some (not all) of our heavy clay soils here.What the **** is mud on the cutter bar? You might get hat once in 10 years out here
Peas were contacted before seeding. First 10 bu. Price was fair.
This is still a crop insurance claim
lol remember Don your in gods country.Your soil is likely sandier than some (not all) of our heavy clay soils here.
Friend and I discussing what would be the ultimate salt in the wound situation, turn wet just before having to harvest a cutterbar ground skidding crop.
And under those conditions clay sticks to components like baby **** to Velcro!
That’s exactly what happened in 2002 here. I remember thrashing canola end of November…lol remember Don your in gods country.
Ya that’s the biggest worry is our rain will show up when we’re trying to get a ****ty crop off.
Just looked at a later durum field we though looked pretty good. Nothing in the heads other then in the dips.
On the bright side less to combine hehe