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13th annual Great Lakes Grain crop assessment tour dates set

13th annual Great Lakes Grain crop assessment tour dates set

Great Lakes Grain’s 13th annual crop assessment tour for corn and soybean farmers set for August 29-September 9, 2022.

By Andrew Joseph,; Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash

Great Lakes Grain Inc. based in Chatham, Ontario, has announced that it has scheduled its 13th annual Great Lakes Grain Crop Assessment Tour for August 29 to September 9, 2022.

It is during this tour that Great Lakes Grain staff and partners from AGRIS Co-operative Ltd., FS PARTNERS (a division of GROWMARK, Inc.), and Coop Embrun will scout corn and soybean fields with farmers who sign up for the tour.

The team will conduct yield estimates, gauge crop progress and evaluate the overall health of Ontario corn and soybean crops.

The assessment of the fields helps the team work with crop producers to determine if there are additional opportunities to market their grain.

Interested producers can have their fields assessed by registering through the Great Lakes Grain website using this link:

Great Lakes Grain stated that by having a better understanding of the overall corn and soybean crop health and yield for farmer participants, exporters, and end-users, all parties will be able to make better agronomic, economic, and handling decisions for the 2022-2023 crop.

Great Lakes Grain also said that it encourages the participation of industry end-users to accompany the tour.

“County yield results will be released at Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show at Woodstock, Ontario, on September 13, 2022,” explained Don Kabbes, General Manager with Great Lake Grain. “We are truly looking forward to visiting with our producers and their families to share the results of the tour.

“We’re excited with our continued support of COFS this fall, under the FS Ontario System.”

Supporting the tour are sponsors Bayer Crop Science and DEKALB.

Great Lakes Grain is one of the largest operators of Ontario country elevators and represents over 20 million bushels of storage capacity with total marketing of over 50 million bushels. It serves farmers out of 27 AGRIS Co-operative, FS PARTNERS, and Coop Embrun branded locations spanning Windsor through to Ottawa and north to Georgian Bay.

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