News Release: Farm Consolidation Offers Opportunities to Agricultural Retailers Who Adapt

Report on US Channel Power available now.

November 8, 2017 – PUSLINCH, Ontario—Loyal customers are an agricultural retailer’s most valuable assets. In fact, 92 percent of United States farmers who consider themselves loyal to their retailers will recommend them to peers. Yet, retailers must earn and re-earn this…

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Survey finds that agronomic “outsourcing” is on the rise

Farmers in Western Canada are "outsourcing". That is they are hiring consultants – skilled individuals who offer agronomic expertise and valuable advice on the ever-changing world of crop production.

February 18, 2014 – Today’s farmers wear many hats; they act as mechanics and engineers, meteorologists and agronomists, business managers and even political activists. In the last 15 years, though, a growing trend has seen farmers “outsourcing” more of these expert…

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One Million Acres of Glyphosate Resistant Weeds in Canada:  Stratus Survey

Farmers across Canada are taking notice, as resistant weeds follow U.S. trends. May 29, 2013, GUELPH, ONTARIO – Canadian farmers are reporting that 1.1 million acres of cropland are infested with species of glyphosate resistant weeds, according to a survey by Stratus Ag Research.

May 29, 2013 – The million acres makes up 1.3% of total crop acres in Canada, but 6.7% of farmers said they have the problem on at least part of their land.  The survey found that 10.9% of farms in eastern Canada are infested, compared to 5.4%…

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Glyphosate Resistant Weeds – Intensifying

Not only are glyphosate resistant weeds spreading geographically, the problem is also intensifying with multiple species now resistant on an increasing number of farms.

January 25, 2013 – US farmers told us that 61.2 million acres of cropland are infested with glyphosate resistant weeds, almost doubling since 2010. Stratus has asked thousands of US farmers about resistance, with surveys across 31 states over three years. The trends are dramatic: Nearly half (49%)…

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