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Category: Farm Management

Agricorp extends livestock and crop enrolment deadline to June 30

By: RealAgriculture News Team

April 3, 2020

The Ontario government has announced that farmers will have until June 30, 2020, to apply for or make changes to coverage under the risk management...Read more »

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Alberta working on a job matching program for agriculture and food sector

By: RealAgriculture News Team

April 2, 2020

Each province is feeling the incredible economic hit from COVID-19, but Alberta — with its oil and gas-based economy — may be harder hit than...Read more »

Flattening the economic loss curve

By: RealAgriculture News Team

April 2, 2020

No one can predict how long the COVID-19 pandemic will last, but a huge focus on social and physical distancing has been effective, at least in part,...Read more »

Managing farm support relationships in a time of social distancing

By: Justin Funk

March 31, 2020

Social distancing has forced many Canadian businesses to shift their workforce to a work-from-home setting, and agricultural industry is no...Read more »

Rural revival? Why people may turn to the agriculture sector for jobs

By: Kara Oosterhuis

March 24, 2020

If you’ve scrolled through all the COVID-19 posts on social media, you’ve probably seen an interesting trend of farmers encouraging people who...Read more »

Prime Minister announces $5 billion for loans through Farm Credit Canada, extends APP repayment terms

By: RealAgriculture News Team

March 23, 2020

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced additional support for farmers and farm businesses, following last week’s announcement of $82 billion...Read more »

Canadian government confirms temporary foreign workers will be exempt from travel restrictions

By: RealAgriculture News Team

March 20, 2020

Update, as of 11pm EDT Friday, March 20: The Canadian government confirmed late Friday that it will be exempting seasonal agricultural workers from...Read more »

Isolation management tips for on-farm care of family and employees

By: RealAgriculture News Team

March 20, 2020

Farming by its very nature is rather isolating. That’s good news in the midst of a national “social distancing” push in response to the...Read more »

Temporary workers will not be allowed into Canada, adding uncertainty to farm labour picture

By: RealAgriculture News Team

March 16, 2020

Editor’s note: CBC News is reporting that temporary foreign workers will be allowed to enter Canada, but must quarantine for 14 days....Read more »

Bank of Canada cuts key rate for second time in two weeks

By: RealAgriculture News Team

March 14, 2020

The Bank of Canada took a step to attempt to soften the blow of COVID-19 on the economy by dropping its key rate by another 50 bps to 0.75 per cent...Read more »

Big decisions ahead for those hedging the Canadian dollar

By: Shaun Haney

March 11, 2020

For many of the commodity futures in meats and grains, it has been a very rough two weeks of panic selling in response to coronavirus economic...Read more »

Ontario beef producers take to social media to call for industry support

By: RealAgriculture News Team

March 11, 2020

Reduced slaughter capacity, tanked prices, and capped risk management programs have beef farmers in Ontario going public asking the federal and...Read more »

Despite decreasing farm income, farm land prices likely to continue upward trend

By: Shaun Haney

March 9, 2020

Early March has brought a very bearish tone to the commodity and equity markets due to concerns regarding the coronavirus. As a result, both the Bank...Read more »

Ontario Vet College hires Jones-Bitton as director of well-being and resilience

By: RealAgriculture News Team

March 5, 2020

The Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) has hired Dr. Andria Jones-Bitton as OVC director of well-being programming. In this newly-created position,...Read more »

Canada launches single-portal agri-food sustainability initiative

By: RealAgriculture News Team

March 3, 2020

If there’s one thing farmers want less of, it’s paperwork. However, in the current climate of “don’t just say you’re doing the right thing...Read more »