Decisive Blog

Flood Politics

While some producers in southeastern Saskatchewan, depending upon topography, persistence, equipment and luck were able to seed 20, 40 or even 60 per cent of their farm, there […]

By |June 24th, 2011|Agriculture Industry, Kevin Hursh|0 Comments

Group travel plans to Agritechnica

Would you like to go to world’s No. 1 farm equipment show? Agritechnica is held every second year in Hanover, Germany. The next show is the middle of […]

By |June 20th, 2011|Agriculture Industry, Kevin Hursh|0 Comments

Durum turns to gold

Durum prices have nowhere to go but up.
Bruce Burnett, the director of weather and market surveillance for the Canadian Wheat Board spoke to a farmer meeting yesterday at […]

By |June 17th, 2011|Agriculture Industry, Kevin Hursh|0 Comments

Another year with Unseeded Acreage

Farmers in southeastern Saskatchewan are in trouble. Only a limited amount of crop has been seeded, time is running out and rain continues to fall. The crop report […]

By |June 1st, 2011|Agriculture Industry, Kevin Hursh|0 Comments

Seeding Monitor A Good Investment

I love the seeding monitor I installed this spring. I’ve been threatening to do it for a couple years, but the cost and the hassle of installation had […]

By |May 24th, 2011|Agriculture Industry, Kevin Hursh|0 Comments

CWB single desk is toast

The Canadian Wheat Board’s single desk function has had more lives than a cat, but its days are now numbered. All the signals coming from the new Conservative […]

By |May 6th, 2011|Agriculture Industry, Kevin Hursh|0 Comments

Hursh discontinues radio reports

It has been many years since I first started doing a daily radio commentary. Some of you who read this report on the website or receive the report […]

By |April 29th, 2011|Agriculture Industry, Kevin Hursh|0 Comments

Field activity

I put about 1,200 kilometers on my truck the past couple days on a road trip from southwest Saskatchewan all the way up to Viking, Alberta and back. […]

By |April 28th, 2011|Agriculture Industry, Kevin Hursh|0 Comments

Don’t believe the canola numbers

Statistics Canada spent a lot of money doing its Seeding Intentions Report released yesterday, but the report has limited value. A total of 12,600 farmers were surveyed at […]

By |April 27th, 2011|Agriculture Industry, Kevin Hursh|0 Comments

Conflicting weather forecasts

Here’s an early season test of weather forecasts. On Monday, the Environment Canada forecast sounded quite favourable. There was 30 to 60 per cent chance of some showers […]

By |April 26th, 2011|Agriculture Industry, Kevin Hursh|0 Comments