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Category: Farm Management

Mentorship, sports analogies, and making time for training — an ag leadership Q&A LIVE with Kara Oosterhuis

By: RealAgriculture News Team

September 18, 2020

We have a pretty special LIVE for you as our own Kara Oosterhuis joins Shaun Haney for a discussion on farm management, as it compares to managing a...Read more »

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Farmland values up slightly in first half of 2020

By: RealAgriculture News Team

September 14, 2020

Average farmland values in Canada crept up an average of 3.7 per cent in the term ending June, 2020, led by growth in Alberta, B.C. and New...Read more »

CEBA loan application deadline pushed back two months

By: RealAgriculture News Team

August 31, 2020

The federal government has announced a last-minute extension to the application deadline for its Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) loan...Read more »

Digital tools simplify management decisions as farms grow

By: RealAgriculture News Team

August 25, 2020

Intellectual power required to optimize many on-farm decisions has moved beyond human capacity, which is quite the statement. Even the smartest...Read more »

Mind Your Farm Business, Ep 53: Data driven profit decisions

By: RealAgriculture News Team

August 24, 2020

Yield maps aren’t the only data points to collect and analyze. Farms generate all sorts of information that could be useful in determining profit,...Read more »

What’s everyone going to do this winter?

By: Kelvin Heppner

August 18, 2020

Everywhere you turn in the past five months, people have been having conversations about how life is different during the pandemic, but dare I say,...Read more »

One welfare: The human mental wellness link to animal welfare

By: Lyndsey Smith

August 10, 2020

You can’t pour from an empty cup. Put another way, if you can’t take care of you, you can’t take care of others, including livestock. The...Read more »

Manitoba Crop Alliance assumes cash advance administration

By: Kelvin Heppner

August 6, 2020

The Manitoba Crop Alliance (MCA) has announced it will be administering federal cash advance payments for Manitoba farmers, assuming a service that...Read more »

Mind Your Farm Business, Ep. 52: Buying the farm — one share at a time

By: RealAgriculture News Team

August 5, 2020

Emotion, money, and legacy are three factors that can potentially contribute to a very bumpy farm business succession. A farm transition doesn’t...Read more »

Harnessing the power of an advisory council

By: Shaun Haney

August 1, 2020

Farming today is challenging on many levels, and that includes management of the entire farm. With the added complexities of volatile markets,...Read more »

Cattle set-aside program off to a slow start

By: RealAgriculture News Team

July 22, 2020

The impact of COVID-19 on the livestock industry has been severe. There were weeks of packers operating at half to no slaughter capacity,...Read more »

Union pushing for more COVID-19 protection for migrant workers

By: RealAgriculture News Team

July 22, 2020

The United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW Canada) recently presented to the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit to advocate for better health...Read more »

Thunderstruck Ag takes agronomy and mental health tour on the road

By: RealAgriculture News Team

July 22, 2020

With nearly all farm shows and in-person events cancelled or moved online, a community event is rather rare this time of year. And that’s proving...Read more »

Ontario tops up RMP a year sooner than planned; re-opens application period

By: RealAgriculture News Team

July 16, 2020

Premier Doug Ford set up at Lambton-Kent-Middlesex-area Carven Farms to announce not only the province’s $7 billion share of the federal $19...Read more »

Grown locally, harvested globally: temporary foreign workers are essential to our ag sectors

By: RealAgriculture News Team

July 15, 2020

Recent restrictions placed on the temporary foreign worker (TFW) program in Canada have revealed the fragility of the Canadian food supply chain...Read more »