Area farmers hope for profitable growing season

Near record crop prices are fuelling the possibility of a profitable growing season as area farmers prepare for spring seeding.

“With canola fluctuating around $14.50 per bushel and barley averaging about $5.30 in March, farmers are hoping the weather cooperates better this year – so they can cash in on these high prices with bumper crops,” says Lorelei Hulston, Provincial Insurance Manager for Agriculture Financial Services Corporation (AFSC), which administers crop insurance in Alberta on behalf of the provincial and federal governments.

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