Written by Beverly Agar, North Simcoe SCIA President

Summer of 2020 has passed, and based on the snow and ice on the ground this morning, fall may be too. However, second summer appears to be on the horizon with temperature predictions to be in the low 20’s by the first weekend of November.

Soybeans in North Simcoe appear to be generally completed with some record yields around. Lots of winter wheat is well up as a result of early harvest.

Corn has been coming off for a couple of weeks with latest reports at about 24-26% moisture. No one has offered yield results yet, but it would appear to have been a good summer for corn as well.  It is nice to have reasonable prices at the market as well.

Unfortunately, we have suffered at least two major losses to North Simcoe Soil and Crop this fall.

Allan Brown passed away Sept 14 at Royal Victoria Hospital. Allan had been president of the North Simcoe SCIA prior to going on to be president of the Ontario Soil and Crop in 1974 and 75.

On October 24, Sam Langman passed away suddenly at the farm. Sam served the NSSCIA in many capacities.  He was a long standing enthusiastic and engaged director. He was also chairman of the Stuart L. Page scholarship. His leadership with programs like the North Simcoe Food GRAINS Project will be missed.



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