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Posted by wiensseedfarm_admin on Oct. 1st, 2014.

California Governor Jerry Brown signed a package of bills Sept. 16 to regulate California’s stressed groundwater supplies amid a drought that is expected to cost the state $2.2 billion in lost crops, jobs and other damages, with no end in sight.

The bills will allow the state to take over management of underground aquifers and water accessed via wells, and aim to tighten oversight of water at a time when groundwater levels are shrinking in the third year of a catastrophic drought.

“We have to learn to manage wisely water, energy, land and our investments,” Brown said as he...


Posted by wiensseedfarm_admin on Oct. 1st, 2014.

There is an unbelievable amount of research, technology, and fascinating science that goes into the process of developing and producing canola varieties. After spending an hour talking hybrid production with our resident expert Duane, I could likely do an entire blog mini-series, (that after about 3 episodes would surely be cancelled) but here are some of the most important things to know about the differences between Open Pollinated and Hybrid Varieties.

In its simplest form, the difference is this: An open pollinated variety starts as a single variety that is self-pollinated...


Posted by wiensseedfarm_admin on Oct. 1st, 2014.

Sao Paulo | Reuters – Farmers in Brazil have started planting what may be their third consecutive record soybean crop though progress has been uneven in South America’s largest economy, analysts for two state-level farm institutes said Wednesday.
Parana, Brazil’s No. 2 soy growing state, in southern Brazil has planted six per cent of its expected five million hectares (12 million acres) after abundant rainfall. Meanwhile, planting in top growing Mato Grosso state is less than one per cent complete.

Farmers in tropical Brazil’s grain belt generally try to plant as...


Posted by wiensseedfarm_admin on Apr. 16th, 2014.

Canadian Global Crops Symposium began today, Ed White is covering this story about international agricultural trade.  See the following link:


Posted by wiensseedfarm_admin on Apr. 16th, 2014.

Tensions in the Ukraine are again mounting and causing uncertainty in our agricultural markets. 


Posted by wiensseedfarm_admin on Apr. 16th, 2014.

Railways have reacted to our Federal Government’s intervention in mandating grain movement from the Prairies to Ports.


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