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Category: Farm Management

Mind Your Farm Business — Ep 74: The importance of key performance indicators

By: RealAgriculture News Team

July 6, 2022

You can’t manage what you don’t measure, so the saying goes, but what you measure is just as important. If you aren’t familiar with KPIs —...Read more »

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It’s a sellers market for Saskatchewan land owners

By: Brittany Warner

July 6, 2022

Consolidation is a word that has been floating around the cattle industry recently, however, the term is also gaining legs in the world of...Read more »

“The squeaky wheel hopefully gets the grease,” says CFA president on National Agricultural Labour Strategy

By: RealAgriculture News Team

June 29, 2022

Earlier this week, an announcement came through that consultations for the National Agricultural Labour Strategy are open. The consultations...Read more »

Federal government opens consultation on National Agricultural Labour Strategy

By: RealAgriculture News Team

June 27, 2022

The Ministry of Agriculture and Agri-Food has launched consultations for input in to a National Agricultural Labour Strategy. Opening June...Read more »

As inflation keeps climbing, many are wondering if now is the worst time to lock in interest rates

By: RealAgriculture News Team

June 23, 2022

What goes up must come down, but if you’re waiting for deflation to begin any time soon, you may be in for a long wait. Inflation — and the...Read more »

Interest-free portion of Advance Payments Program increased to $250 thousand

By: RealAgriculture News Team

June 23, 2022

The federal government is increasing the interest-free portion of its Advance Payments Program (APP) from $100,000 to $250,000 for 2022 and 2023....Read more »

Risk vs. reward: protecting margins in a volatile market

By: RealAgriculture Market Team

June 16, 2022

Commodity prices this spring has made watching the markets an exciting part of nearly every day, especially for farmers who are anticipating a...Read more »

Alberta Young Speakers for Agriculture competition set for July

By: RealAgriculture News Team

June 14, 2022

Youth from across the province of Alberta are back to speaking up for agriculture in person. Registration for the Alberta Young Speakers for...Read more »

Policy changes needed to help Canadian farms remain financially competitive

By: Kristjan Hebert

June 7, 2022

This editorial was first published on Breaking the Box blog by Kristjan Hebert.  I call myself a recovering accountant. I joke about it, but I...Read more »

Plan to expand and rename Farm Credit Canada dropped

By: Kelvin Heppner

June 6, 2022

A Liberal election promise to expand and rename Farm Credit Canada has been cancelled, according to the federal agriculture minister. The party’s...Read more »

Sheep farmers in Ontario have access to new flock financing option

By: RealAgriculture News Team

June 2, 2022

For those with two years of experience or more, Scotiabank is offering a new finance option for sheep farmers to expand the ewe flock. The Ontario...Read more »

Saskatchewan makes farmer-focused changes to PST exemptions

By: Brittany Warner

May 27, 2022

Amendments have recently been made to Saskatchewan’s Provincial Sales Tax (PST) exemptions which could positively affect farmers. The changes come...Read more »

Poll: When it’s spring go-time, how many hours do you run each day?

By: Shaun Haney

May 27, 2022

As the calendar flips to June, farmers are urgently trying to complete planting or seeding across Canada. No matter the reason, whether you are...Read more »

FCC announces support for beef sustainability program

By: RealAgriculture News Team

May 24, 2022

Canadian beef producers who are certified through the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (CRSB), are now eligible to receive an...Read more »

Saskatchewan offers $2.5 million in funding for irrigation expansion

By: RealAgriculture News Team

May 12, 2022

Saskatchewan producers are now able to apply for up to $500,000 in funding under the Irrigation Development Program for irrigation expansion...Read more »