Category: Farm Management

Farmers from SK and QC named Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers

By: RealAgriculture News Team

December 4, 2017

Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers for 2017: from left, Tannis and Derek Axten, and Francois Handfield and Véronique Bouchard, with OYF program sponsors (supplied)

Farmers from Saskatchewan and Quebec were named Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers for 2017 during the national OYF program in Penticton, BC this...Read more »

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The opioid crisis isn’t ‘just an urban issue’

By: Debra Murphy

November 30, 2017

Substance dependency is often reported as — and thought of as — an urban issue. Statistics blur the issue, showing high numbers of dependency,...Read more »

Mental health advocate gets the picture

By: Owen Roberts

November 29, 2017

A portion of the image, “The Early Spring,” by Czech-Canadian artist Antonin “Tony” Dimitrov (1928-2014).

Canada’s leading advocate for mental health awareness in agriculture, University of Guelph veterinary medicine professor Andria Jones-Bitton, is in...Read more »

Will $15 minimum wage impact agriculture as much as predicted?

By: Shaun Haney

November 25, 2017

This week the Ontario government passed Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces Better Jobs Act. Among other changes to workplace laws, it will mean an...Read more »

The irreplaceable human element in ranching

By: Debra Murphy

November 21, 2017

Photo by Debra Murphy. Scotland IFAJ, 2014.

For some, technology like autonomous tractors and unmanned aerial vehicles offer great interest; for others, the quick advancements in robotics and...Read more »

Building an agile and resilient farm business — AgEx ’17

By: Kelvin Heppner

November 20, 2017

Resilience is defined as the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties. Agility refers to an ability to move quickly and easily. In a farm...Read more »

Ottawa drops proposal to eliminate deferred cash purchase tickets

By: Kelvin Heppner

November 6, 2017

The federal government has decided to not make any changes to how it treats deferred cash purchase tickets for grain after proposing in the 2017...Read more »

Where to begin with benchmarking your farm business — AgEx ’17 Preview

By: RealAgriculture News Team

November 3, 2017

Stock image. (Debra Murphy/RealAgriculture, 2016)

How often do you stop and take time to evaluate how well your farm business is performing? And how do you determine whether an area of the business...Read more »

Backtracking on tax changes — what Ottawa’s updates mean for farmers

By: Kelvin Heppner

October 30, 2017

Finance Minister Bill Morneau announces changes to the small business tax rate in Stouffville earlier this month (source: PMO)

The dust is starting to settle after Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s flurry of announcements backtracking on the federal government’s proposed...Read more »

What is the right amount of on-farm grain storage?

By: Shaun Haney

October 30, 2017

Can you have too much grain storage on farm? Is on-farm grain storage a trap to procrastinate in marketing your crop? Depending on where you farm,...Read more »

In light of Mental Illness Awareness Week

By: Debra Murphy

October 5, 2017

In 1992, the Canadian Psychiatric Association established Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) to highlight the impact of mental illness to the...Read more »

MacAulay downplays impact of proposed tax changes

By: Kelvin Heppner

September 29, 2017

Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay continues to downplay the potential impact of the Liberals’ proposed tax changes, despite widespread...Read more »

Tax change answers — Part 3: Capital gains

By: Kelvin Heppner

September 22, 2017

The federal government wants to clamp down on incorporated business owners who it says are claiming capital gains when they should be reporting...Read more »

CFA lobbies for more time and changes to government tax proposal

By: RealAgriculture News Team

September 20, 2017

Members of Parliament are back at their seats for the fall sitting of Parliament, and tensions are high, with the Conservatives and NDP questioning...Read more »

Tax change answers — Part 1: Income splitting

By: Kelvin Heppner

September 19, 2017

There’s a reason most farms pay accountants to provide tax planning advice. Taxes are complicated. Add multiple pages of new information, unclear...Read more »

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