Category: Farm Management

In light of Mental Illness Awareness Week

By: Debra Murphy

October 5, 2017

In 1992, the Canadian Psychiatric Association established Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) to highlight the impact of mental illness to the...Read more »

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MacAulay downplays impact of proposed tax changes

By: Kelvin Heppner

September 29, 2017

Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay continues to downplay the potential impact of the Liberals’ proposed tax changes, despite widespread...Read more »

Tax change answers — Part 3: Capital gains

By: Kelvin Heppner

September 22, 2017

The federal government wants to clamp down on incorporated business owners who it says are claiming capital gains when they should be reporting...Read more »

CFA lobbies for more time and changes to government tax proposal

By: RealAgriculture News Team

September 20, 2017

Members of Parliament are back at their seats for the fall sitting of Parliament, and tensions are high, with the Conservatives and NDP questioning...Read more »

Tax change answers — Part 1: Income splitting

By: Kelvin Heppner

September 19, 2017

There’s a reason most farms pay accountants to provide tax planning advice. Taxes are complicated. Add multiple pages of new information, unclear...Read more »

Ag minister avoids saying much on tax changes

By: Kelvin Heppner

September 15, 2017

Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (file photo, AAFC)

With farmers, farm organizations, and accounting firms that work in agriculture voicing serious concerns about the federal government’s proposed...Read more »

MYFB — Ep. 28: The senior partner’s perspective on succession

By: RealAgriculture News Team

September 13, 2017

Every farm succession plan starts and stops with the older generation. In most cases, it’s up to mom and/or dad to determine how and when the...Read more »

Getting crunched: Government squeezes on farms are adding up

By: Andrew Campbell

September 6, 2017

I’m fortunate enough to get to meet all kinds of farmers. Usually when we meet, the conversation is a standard one. What’s the weather been like...Read more »

Coalition formed to fight federal tax change proposal

By: RealAgriculture News Team

September 1, 2017

Agriculture groups are among more than 40 national organizations that have formed a coalition to fight the federal government’s proposed tax...Read more »

ATV safety — do you wear a helmet on the farm?

By: Kara Oosterhuis

August 10, 2017

When people go trail riding or use their ATV for recreational use, wearing a helmet is something that most don’t blink an eye to. They do it with...Read more »

Fit Farmer — Ep. 2: Building a home farm gym

By: garychambers

August 3, 2017

One of the biggest challenges in our fitness routine on the farm is strength and conditioning. Cardio is pretty simple with wide open gravel roads...Read more »

Manage your grain with confidence with OPI Blue

By: Guest Author

August 2, 2017

Farmers invest a lot to produce a crop, from before the seed hits the ground through to the harvest. With all the investment and technology that goes...Read more »

APAS young farmers looking to break mental health stigma

By: Kara Oosterhuis

July 27, 2017

Mental health has been in the agriculture spotlight lately, with a push to break the stigma that often surrounds mental health. And the Agricultural...Read more »

Ag ministers reach deal on new framework dubbed the “Canadian Agricultural Partnership”

By: Kelvin Heppner

July 21, 2017

Federal,
provincial, territorial agricultural ministers in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador this week.

Agriculture ministers from across Canada say they reached an agreement in St. John’s today on the core elements of the next agriculture policy...Read more »

MYFB — Ep. 26: Before the funeral home

By: RealAgriculture News Team

July 17, 2017

Building a successful farm takes many years of hard work and dedication. That’s well understood. But what it takes to continue that success into...Read more »