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Category: Farm Management

BMO launches young farmer loan program for the under 35 crowd

By: RealAgriculture News Team

September 17, 2018

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Citing a strong industry, but a shrinking demographic, BMO Bank of Montreal has introduced its new loan program for Canadian farmers 35 years or...Read more »

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Rural broadband access is vital to rural Canada

By: RealAgriculture News Team

September 12, 2018

Shaun Haney and Keith Currie, OFA, sit down to talk rural broadband at the 2018 Outdoor Farm Show

Our lives and businesses all depend on not just decent cell service, but also useful Internet speeds. It’s not just our homes and farms that need...Read more »

Have old pesticides? Safely dispose of them this year with CleanFarms

By: Jessika Guse

September 11, 2018

CleanFarms obsolete pesticides and livestock disposal bin at a pick-up site in Saskatchewan on Oct. 20, 2017. (@CleanFarms/Twitter)

Cleaning up around your farm probably isn’t top of mind at the moment, but as it gets closer to October you may find yourself with some time to...Read more »

Mental health first aid funding announced for rural communities

By: RealAgriculture News Team

September 10, 2018

Starting today, if you live in a rural community and want to take a mental health first-aid course, there will be funding provided. The Do More...Read more »

Read the fine print of equipment purchase contracts: lawyer

By: Jessika Guse

September 6, 2018

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Although not a common practice for most farmers, a lawyer is urging more farmers to consider consulting their legal advisor prior to purchasing...Read more »

Watch for the dangers of heat stress during harvest

By: Jessika Guse

August 23, 2018

Harvest is underway across Canada and the heat is as variable as the crops this year. In parts of Ontario, the third week of August was the coolest...Read more »

Manitoba farmers take home TESA environmental award at CBIC

By: RealAgriculture News Team

August 21, 2018

Circle H Farms took home the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association’s The Environmental Stewardship Award (TESA) from the Canadian Beef Industry...Read more »

The consequences of postponed succession planning

By: Jessika Guse

August 21, 2018

Darrell Wade speaking at the Canadian Beef Industry Conference in London, Ont.

Talking with your family about farm succession needs to happen sooner rather than later, emphasizes Darrell Wade, president and founder of FarmLife...Read more »

Massive milestone for sustainable beef pilot program: Cargill

By: RealAgriculture News Team

August 17, 2018

Photo: Canada Beef Inc.

In the third quarter alone, more than one million pounds of beef was produced through the Canadian Beef Sustainability Acceleration (CBSA)...Read more »

Fit Farmer, Ep 5: Beat the heat!

By: RealAgriculture News Team

August 9, 2018

Oh, the weather outside is frightful…ly hot, but it’s still important to stick to your goals and keep getting a sweat on, when you’re already...Read more »

Mind Your Farm Business — Ep 33: When parents won’t talk about farm succession

By: RealAgriculture News Team

August 3, 2018

Photo Credit: Three Farmers

Believe it or not, the farm transition can actually be a joyful journey. But that can only happen once three things are established: Is the business...Read more »

What’s behind recent strength in the Canadian dollar?

By: Matthew Pot

July 23, 2018

(Photo by KMR Photography; Flickr; CC BY 2.0)

On Friday, the Canadian dollar rose nearly a cent relative to the U.S. dollar. The sudden ‘strength’ came from a couple of sources. First, more...Read more »

Bank of Canada increases target rate again, but questions remain on the economy and dollar

By: Matthew Pot

July 11, 2018

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The Bank of Canada increased the target interest rate today by 0.25%, to 1.5%. This is now the fourth rate hike, amounting to 1%, since the Bank...Read more »

Poll: Do you think you get the best deal with ag input bundling?

By: Shaun Haney

June 20, 2018

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Sometimes it just feels good to complain about things, even if there’s not much to be done about the issue. A common complaint I hear from farmers...Read more »

New data shows rural Canada should be concerned about opioid use

By: Shaun Haney

June 20, 2018

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It’s really easy to ignore data or information that we don’t want to hear. In this case, we cannot afford to ignore the impact that opioids are...Read more »