Category: Farm Management

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 »

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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 »

Fit Farmer — Ep 4: Working mental fitness into your routine

By: RealAgriculture News Team

June 15, 2018

When someone says “take care of your mental health,” do you envision meditation sessions in quiet rooms or the latest yoga tend? While both...Read more »

Mind Your Farm Business — Ep 32: Putting a value on public trust

By: RealAgriculture News Team

June 11, 2018

If we can’t manage what we can’t measure, how do we approach the very real risk of losing public trust in how food gets grown? “Public trust is...Read more »

Ear tag sensor-based feed program field tested on Canadian dairy

By: Owen Roberts

June 4, 2018

Field tests for a new ear tag sensor-based production efficiency program called Smart Dairy took place on a dairy farm near Picture Butte, AB. (Dairy producer Alex Huisman (left) with Eldon Petherick, Canadian dairy business manager for Alltech; photo courtesy Alltech)

Production efficiency is said to be one of the biggest limiting factors in dairy production. So to that end, for the past six months, animal...Read more »

Realized net farm income drops for first time since 2013

By: Kelvin Heppner

May 28, 2018

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

Realized net income on farms across Canada decreased by 2.5 percent to $8.3 billion last year, according to Statistics Canada’s annual farm income...Read more »

Keeping baby safe: Tips for farming with kids under 2

By: Lyndsey Smith

May 17, 2018

A girl and her livestock guardian animal. Photo: Lyndsey Smith, 2018

The joy of farming includes working from home — it’s a short commute, sometimes there’s a hot, mid-day meal (inexplicably referred to as dinner...Read more »

A nap could improve your farming productivity

By: Shaun Haney

May 16, 2018

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There are times of the year where hours of sleep are few and the days are long. As farmers and ranchers check on the livestock, plant the crop, and...Read more »

Fighting for margin: Chemical price transparency for Canadian farmers

By: Sponsored

May 13, 2018

The actual price of farm chemicals is often hidden from farmers using techniques like rebates, black box programs and price matching. That means...Read more »

Do More Ag Foundation receives $20,000 from Bayer CropScience

By: RealAgriculture News Team

May 9, 2018

Left to right, the Do More Ag Foundation team: Himanshu Singh, Lesley Kelly, Kim Keller (Missing: Kirk Muyres)

Bayer has announced a $20,000 contribution to The Do More Agriculture Foundation — a not-for-profit organization launched this past winter to raise...Read more »

Let’s keep family in the family farm

By: Shaun Haney

May 9, 2018

Photo by Katie Morrow (Flickr, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

The agricultural industry is changing very quickly on many fronts. Whether it is risk management, human resources, or the latest in technology,...Read more »

Area One Farms offers two new farmland investment funds

By: RealAgriculture News Team

May 9, 2018

Photo: Debra Murphy, 2017

Area One Farms, an investment firm that builds equity partnerships with Canadian farmers, has announced the launch of Area One Farms Fund IV and Fund...Read more »

Acquiring top farm talent through new-to-agriculture strategies

By: Shaun Haney

May 7, 2018

We recently posted a new episode of our Mind Your Farm Business podcast that focuses on human resource management. In conversation with four farmers...Read more »

You’re right to be terrified of the word “fair”

By: Shaun Haney

May 4, 2018

Pumpkin pie photo by Daniel Catt; Flickr; CC BY-SA 2.0

“Fair” must be one of the most commonly used words in the English language. It most certainly is one of the most dangerous. It gets used and...Read more »

MYFB — Ep 31: Four elements of a human resource plan

By: RealAgriculture News Team

May 1, 2018

Which questions do you ask potential new hires? Where to you find your next star farm employee? Is the employee handbook up to date? If you laughed...Read more »