Niverville and District Growing Project Harvest 2012
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With a record donation to Canadian Foodgrains Bank, members of the Niverville and District growing project have reason to celebrate.
On July 24, the project harvested 78.2 bushels an acre from its 264 acres of winter wheat. Sold for $7.25 a bushel to area farmers for animal feed, the crop produced about $150,000 for the Foodgrains Bank—their biggest donation since starting in 2000.
“We are very blessed – it’s a good feeling when it all comes together like this,” says Ken Krahn, who helps to organize the project.
“The conditions were good for winter wheat this year,” he adds, noting that the crop, which was planted in September 2011, did not have any winter kill.
The good yield, coupled with strong prices right now, adds up to what looks like the project’s biggest donation to date.
“It’s really a community effort,” says Krahn of all the people who work to make the harvest a success.
“Farmers from the community have donated their time and equipment and others have donated money to offset input costs, which means that the proceeds of the crop can go directly to help people around the world.”
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