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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Autonomy Demonstration – Sept 8th

We are hosting an Autonomy demonstration on Sept 8th, running with no formal agenda from 9 am until approx. 4 pm.

The location is the NW corner of Bentpath Line and Downie road, just west of Haggerty Creek about 1 mile.

We will be demonstrating the Raven OmniDrive system (Formerly SmartAg), the autonomous grain buggy system, using a JD S670 combine and a JD 8260R tractor, which enables the combine operator to summon and unload into a grain buggy without the need for a driver in the tractor.

This will be a simulated harvest – driving the combine down the field, and letting the grain buggy come to the combine, and return to the loading area.  A similar approach could be used with a produce cart etc.

In addition, we will be demonstrating the combined use of the OmniPower (formerly DOT) autonomous spreader, being used in sync with a terragator at the same time, in the same field.

The demonstration will be show efficiencies in using multiple machines in the same field, with a single operator.

We will also have on hand the Naio Oz autonomous weeding robots, as well as the completed RoamIO autonomous soil scanning robot.

Again, it is an informal agenda, we will demonstrate as people arrive.

USDA Report March 9th, 2021

USDA report released today at noon.

Jacob Willemse has provided some commentary on it after reviewing the market notes:

The USDA released their monthly supply and demand report today. Similar to February’s report, they opted to keep the majority of their estimates unchanged.

Corn ending stocks were left completely unchanged this time around at 1.502 billion bushels, while trade was looking for a slight reduction. The main surprise here is the continued conservative estimates for corn exports. Last week exports were reported at 89.5% booked, with 42% already shipped. While we are very close to meeting and exceeding projected exports, the current pace has slowed considerably in the past few weeks, and the lack of shipments raises some concerns over cancellation. Corn prices took a hit upon the release of the report but rebounded by the end of the day to end right about where they started.

Soybeans carried the same story as corn with ending stocks unchanged while trade was looking for a reduction. Exports continue to be way ahead of schedule for soybeans, with 98.2% booked and 75% shipped. It is a lot harder to see the argument for keeping soybean exports this low. The amount of completed shipments greatly reduces the risk of cancellation, and even with export sales slowing it won’t be long before exports could beat the USDA’s estimate. Similar to corn, soybean prices dropped upon the release of the report, and rebounded by the end of the day.

On the wheat side, ending stocks also remained unchanged. Although there was worry over winterkill in the plains after the cold snap in February, most of the concern has since been alleviated.

Read the full story here:


USDA March 9th 2021

USDA Report, Supply and Demand Feb 9th, 2021

USDA Summary February 9th, 2021

The USDA released their February estimates for supply and demand. Although many were expecting some big changes out of this report, the USDA opted for inaction, leaving most of their numbers unchanged.

Read the commentary:

USDA Feb 9 2021