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Category: Farm Management

Shifting your focus to the positive — and what’s within your control

By: RealAgriculture News Team

February 13, 2020

What are your first thoughts when you wake up in the morning? Motivational speaker, author, and entrepreneur Darci Lang advocates for positivity....Read more »

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Fit Farmer — Ep. 12: Tips for staying active in cold weather

By: garychambers

February 11, 2020

We live in Canada and I get annoyed when people complain about the cold rather than embracing it. Much of society has become so accustomed to being...Read more »

Finding and keeping great farm employees

By: RealAgriculture News Team

February 10, 2020

How do you find and keep great farm help? That’s a question all farmers are wrestling with as labour becomes tougher to find and often equally...Read more »

Alberta Farm Freedom and Safety Act now in place: what you need to know

By: Jessika Guse

February 9, 2020

Starting this month, the Farm Freedom and Safety Act (FFSA) has come into effect. Put in place by the Alberta Government, the Act — known as Bill...Read more »

With global demand dwindling, Canada needs a domestic use for recycled farm plastic

By: RealAgriculture News Team

February 6, 2020

China bans imports. Demand suddenly drops for a commodity found on Canadian farms. Supplies build up and prices drop in the rest of the world. No,...Read more »

U.S. farmers likely to see a MFP 3.0 payout in 2020

By: Shaun Haney

February 4, 2020

Due to the trade war between the U.S. and China, the White House used the Market Facilitation Program (MFP) to compensate farmers from the Commodity...Read more »

Walk the walk on the environment, canola farmers

By: Lyndsey Smith

February 4, 2020

The Canola Council of Canada is taking heat over participating in a research project where Ducks Unlimited Canada is also a supporter. While I adore...Read more »

Working together, trust, and relationship building all part of a great commodity board

By: Jessika Guse

February 4, 2020

To many, change among committees, boards of directors, and organizations is a good thing as it provides new insight and ideas to grow the...Read more »

Mind Your Farm Business — Ep 48: Avoiding marketing plan pitfalls

By: RealAgriculture News Team

February 4, 2020

What carries greater downside risk: having to sell in a down market to generate cash flow, or pre-selling a crop in increments? The short answer is...Read more »

Bell Let’s Talk: Every action counts at home and in the field

By: RealAgriculture News Team

January 29, 2020

January 29th is Bell Let’s Talk Day, a day focused on raising awareness of  mental health through social media sharing. Started in 2011, the...Read more »

Avoiding the depreciation pitfall: Long-term crop rotation planning pays dividends

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

January 28, 2020

Are you farming year-to-year, or looking five, 10, or even 20 years out? Edgar Hammermeister, with Western Ag Professional Agronomy, says that solid,...Read more »

Modest production increases expected for 2020-21 field crops: AAFC

By: RealAgriculture News Team

January 25, 2020

Agriculture and Agri-food Canada (AAFC) released its Outlook for Principal Field Crops report this week, and is predicting a slight increase in both...Read more »

Manitoba creates Legacy Farm award for farms 150-years+

By: RealAgriculture News Team

January 22, 2020

As part of Manitoba’s 150th birthday, Agriculture and Resource Development Minister Blaine Pedersen announced they will be adding a new category to...Read more »

Looking at stress in a different light

By: Kara Oosterhuis

January 19, 2020

When you are the executive director of an organization that emphasizes the importance of having a conversation, presentations are inevitable. Adelle...Read more »

What parenting has to do with workplace dynamics

By: RealAgriculture News Team

January 14, 2020

You might think that how your parents treated you growing up has little to do with what kind of employee or manager you are (yes, even on the farm),...Read more »