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Category: Farm Management

Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers annual meeting to be held virtually this week

By: RealAgriculture News Team

November 30, 2020

Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers Program is hosting its virtual conference on December 4, starting with their annual meeting and featuring guest...Read more »

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Ontario opens CAP funding intake focused on livestock and food processing projects

By: RealAgriculture News Team

November 27, 2020

Ontario meat processors and farmers have the opportunity to apply for funding under two new program intakes of the Canadian Agricultural Partnership....Read more »

New Class 1 driver training grant programs introduced in Alberta and Manitoba

By: RealAgriculture News Team

November 27, 2020

A new Driving Back to Work grant program in Alberta will make the Mandatory Entry-Level Training (MELT) required to earn a Class 1 commercial licence...Read more »

How often do you hold family farm business meetings?

By: RealAgriculture News Team

November 27, 2020

Farming with family can be a tricky situation, and being able to make sound business decisions is such an important part of it. How do you decide on...Read more »

Mind Your Farm Business, Ep 56: How to bump farm profitability at the meeting — not kitchen — table

By: RealAgriculture News Team

November 25, 2020

Family farms that hold regular business meetings are 21 per cent more profitable than those who don’t. That may be, but the mere mention of...Read more »

Poll suggests Canadians like the idea of a wealth tax

By: Kelvin Heppner

November 20, 2020

Around eight in every 10 Canadians support the broad idea of a one per cent tax on people who have more than $20 million in net assets, according to...Read more »

Ontario launches 2021 COVID-19 prevention strategy for farms, greenhouses

By: RealAgriculture News Team

November 16, 2020

Three of Ontario’s ministries (Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs; Health; and Labour, Training and Skills Development) have committed to a...Read more »

Creativity required to expand the agriculture talent pool

By: Kara Oosterhuis

November 16, 2020

From farm level to the corner office, there are more jobs available in agriculture than ever before. But the possibility of a future talent shortage...Read more »

Being better before getting bigger, and making an action plan— a LIVE! with Maggie Van Camp

By: RealAgriculture News Team

November 14, 2020

Benchmarking is a comparison, but it’s not a competition. Benchmarking can be a useful tool to understand where your farm management practices can...Read more »

John Deere buys Harvest Profit farm profitability software

By: RealAgriculture News Team

November 13, 2020

John Deere has announced the acquisition of Harvest Profit, a farm profitability software company based in Fargo, North Dakota. The company, which...Read more »

Creating a positive experience, employee and employer benefits, and renaming the “review” — a LIVE! with Jennifer Wright

By: RealAgriculture News Team

November 6, 2020

Performance reviews for staff just aren’t talked about enough in regards to farm management. They also don’t have to be a negative experience;...Read more »

Take this job and automate it!

By: RealAgriculture News Team

October 30, 2020

If I want it done right, I’ll do it myself. Is that a phrase that you often say or think as a farmer? Delegation is a learned skill and one that...Read more »

Regular farmers, the five-year rule, farm shows, and the next big crop — a LIVE! Q&A with John Kowalchuk

By: RealAgriculture News Team

October 28, 2020

John Kowalchuk is just a #regularfarmer from Rumsey, Alberta. He’s also a regular guest on RealAg Radio’s Farmer Rapid Fire segment, because John...Read more »

It’s time to guard against a quick slide in commodity prices

By: RealAgriculture News Team

October 28, 2020

The unexpected bump up in commodity prices going into November begs the question: how long can it last? “A simple rule of thumb: high prices cure...Read more »

Agriculture is positioned better than most as we head for a long, slow economic recovery

By: RealAgriculture News Team

October 28, 2020

The Bank of Canada has announced it will hold firm at a 0.25 per cent interest rate for now; and, given the commentary around the announcement,...Read more »