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At Welsch Farms Inc., we take pride in everything we produce. Although our industry has changed immensely over time, there are some things that remain constant such as our attention to detail, the quality of our goods and our care for those who use our products. Please browse our site to get a better idea of who we are and what we do.
At Welsch Farms Inc the crops we grow vary from year to year depending on weather and current world markets. Wheat is one crop that we grow every year. Wheat fits our local growing conditions well and is a good crop to keep in our rotation. The majority of the wheat we grow is Hard Red Spring Wheat but we've also had good luck growing some varieties of Soft White Spring Wheat.
In just a few decades, canola has become one of the world's most important oilseed crops and the most profitable crop for us. Canola grows well in our climate and fits well into our rotation. With the use of modern technology like GMO's we're able to grow bigger yield and use less chemical fertilizer and pesticide per bushel.
Barley has been a crop we grow from time to time, mostly depending on current markets. Coming from a feedlot background Barley is a crop we have a lot of experience growing. Barley would be included more often in our rotation if the malt market was more predictable or we had a feed market that was a little more local. Malt Barley can be a very finicky crop to grow and requires precise management. Poor weather at harvest can down grade a Malt Barley crop quickly.
Peas and Lentils have been grown from time to time at Welsch Farms Inc. Pulses are a great crop to have in our rotation as they fixate nitrogen. Pulses are usually a shorter season crop so if planted early they can be harvested and out of the way in the fall before our other crops are ready, allowing us to spread out the use of our equipment.