People often talk about good or bad years of production when reminiscing about the past. But it’s more likely that one or two months each year make or break a successful growing season.
When we began this project, one of our primary objectives was to validate technology and a potential insurance model that would work for pasture producers and their individual ranches. A program that relies on regional precipitation data just isn’t accurate enough.
Here’s an example of how quickly expected precipitation can change from ranch to ranch.
As any producer knows, you’ve got good years and bad years. Even the average years probably feel like one or the other at the time. For those of you in southern Alberta, does our list of best and worst years from the past 30 look right to you?
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To better explain our projects, and to provide you with a look at where we are, we managed to record the presentation we delivered at the National Agriculture Insurance Research and Operations Conference in Lethbridge, AB.
If an image speaks a thousand words, a video is likely to say even more. So here’s a video we’ve put together to better explain our process of sample collecting, which we outlined in an earlier post.