AgExpert Field – 4R stewardship Program

Just came across a new program from FCC AgExpert relating to it’s new Sustainability Incentive program.

Similar to other programs, this one has some potential returns for producers to agree with certain sustainabilty initiatives.

The mention of this program is not a statement of support or opinion.  However I would suggest that opportunities such as this are starting to come along.

Check it out.  $2,000 for something you may already be doing is not a bad starting point.

Sustainability Incentive Program | FCC (

Chatham Kent Farm Show – 2024 January 30-31st

Please visit us at Booth 317 for the 2024 Edition of the CK Farm Show.

We have enjoyed participating in the past at this local event.

This year, we plan to have the following at the show:

Our new Soil Sampling machine.

Updates from Raven Precision along with the sample display.

Staff on hand to discuss Agronomy and other questions.

Haggerty AgRobotics staff will also be present with a Naio Oz and an attached seeding unit.

See you there!

30 Inch Soybean Plot Results

In 2023, we planted a soybean plot at the elevator in 30 inch rows, using our JD 1790.

The history of the plot area was 6 years of corn.  Essentially conventional tillage in the fall of 2022.

We did not add any additional fertility in 2023 for the soybeans.

We thought 30″ rows would work out due to the tendency for soybeans to grow tall and rank after multiple years of corn on our soil, and we were correct.

While there was some water damage, most of the plot survived well after the rains in July.

We were very pleased with the results, an average of 69 bu per acre.  The plot results are attached, thank you to Bayer for assisting with the weigh wagon.

Baresich soys23

Robotics Demonstation Day

On July 5th, starting at Haggerty Creek Ltd., Haggerty AgRobotics is going to host, along with the Automous Working Group, a robotics field tour.

Registration is required for lunch numbers.

There will be 3 stops – beginning at Haggerty Creek, then Oakdale, Dresden and Chatham.

The 2nd date is July 12th, located in the Holland Marsh.

See below for details:


2024 Calendar Submissions – new photos welcome!


We prefer local scenery if possible

Please try to limit 1 or 2 photos per person, and don’t be afraid to include pictures from all seasons.

Photos must be landscape (horizontal).

Thank you!

Red Clover

We have been shipping red clover to customers over the past couple of weeks.

The timing is near to getting it spread.

At Haggerty, we have 2 options:

Spread with drone (no wheel tracks, can spread on unfrozen soil).  Our partners at Drone Spray Canada assist us with this.

Or, traditional spreading service with APV spinner spreader.

Contact Theresa, Josh, Jill or Al if you require more information.  Typical rates are 8-10 lbs per acre.

4R Nutrient Stewardship and Haggerty Creek Ltd.

Please see the following for an update on our path to 4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification.

Right Product, Right Place, Right Time, Right Rate

Here are some additional resources for more information

4R Grower Flyer


4R Nutrient Stewardship (


Stewardship – Fertilizer Canada


4R BMP Guidance Tables |


Nutrient Stewardship 4R Pocket Guide |


4R Nutrient Stewardship NSP Certification Standards Manual |

2022 Precision Ag Training Schedule

Please see the attached note for the upcoming schedule.

Based on feedback from 2021, we have again been asked to present on precision ag topics.

As before – if you register for the event, we will send you a meeting link, and you can watch the online version later on.

Session 1:  Advanced Guidance and Steering.

March 1st, 2022 @ 1:30PM

We are really excited about our experience with Raven VSN visual guidance system, as well as using Raven Auto-Turn with an RS1 steering controller and a Viper 4+.

Session 2:  All about application controls. 

March 8th, 2022 @ 1:30PM

Bring your questions about SCS consoles, CAN And ISOBUS controllers!

Session 3:  Field Computer updates for 2022

March 9th, 2022 @ 1:30PM

Session 4:  Haggerty AgRobotics 2022 – Autonomy Update.  Details TBA.

NOTE: Date changed to March 25th, 2022 March 16th, 2022 @ 1:30PM

Register here:

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USDA report WASDE Jan 12th, 2022

Chris White prepared a summary of the USDA report released today.  Here is a brief synopsis:

USDA report (with notes from MID-CO)

The USDA released a number of grain related reports today at noon including WASDE, quarterly stocks and winter wheat assessments

Here is a summary of what the reports contained


USDA estimate for US 2021 crop is 15.11 billion bushels, which is up from the estimate in December of 15.06 billion bushels.  US carryout now estimated at 1.54 billion bushels, up from 1.49 billion last month. Worldwide the carryout out estimate is 303.1 million MT which is a 2.4 million MT decrease from last month.


US crop for 2021 now estimated at 4.435 billion bushels, an increase from last month’s estimate of 4.425 billion bushels. Ending stocks are now estimated at 350 million bushels, up 10 million bushel from last time. Worldwide stocks is now forecasted at 95.2 million MT, which is a decrease from last month’s forecast of 120 million MT.

In response to this news corn markets closed down 2 cents and soybeans closed up 12 ¾ cents

Carbon Market – December 15th Virtual Meeting (Zoom)

Over the past couple of years there has been multiple developments involving the market for Carbon and Carbon capture.

While these developments have (somewhat) occurred with varying degrees of farmer input, the impact of decisions made affects farmers greatly, both in terms of policy implementation (restrictions and regulations) as well as financially, though carbon fees.

We would like to start a conversation with interested growers, by first understanding what the market for carbon might look like, and if there are ways and opportunities for us, as a group, to try to capture some returns from whatever market for carbon there may be.

Rather than just comply with what we are being asked to pay, or accept what we are being offered as compensation, we at Haggerty feel that by becoming informed, and working as a group, perhaps we can make a more informed choice in how to proceed.

To accomplish this, we are hosting a meeting on December 15th, via the Zoom platform.

For more information:  click on the following document.

Starting the Conversation on Carbon Markets

The Zoom link is here:

Topic: Carbon Markets – Starting the Conversation
Time: Dec 15, 2021 01:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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