FOCUS expects strong numbers in 2012 0
Gerald Loeppky said that because commodity prices are good at the moment, breaking last years number of $84,000 is possible. (File photo)
Feed Other Countries, Undo Starvation (FOCUS) is looking to provide the Canadian Foodgrains Bank with another sizable cash donation again in 2012.
Gerald Loeppky, chairman of the organizing committee, said the group is looking to build on last year’s successful year.
“The annual gross income in 2011 was $84,000,” he said. “With commodity prices being good, we hope we can top last year’s number. I think it’s an attainable feat.”
This year alone, FOCUS has close to 200 acres of crops. Around 115 acres are wheat, 30 acres of soybeans and 55 acres of corn.
“The wheat has been harvested and some of it has been sold already,” said Loeppky. “It has been a pretty good yield so far. Wheat is about 67 bushels to the acre, which is above average.”
The wheat harvested and sold has garnered the group $29,000. With more still yet to be sold and the other crops yet to be harvested, the outlook is very bright.
See more in the Monday, Aug. 27 edition of the Portage Daily Graphic.