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Category: Farm Management

Sask Ag developing mental health app with resources and built-in support

By: RealAgriculture News Team

July 6, 2020

A new mobile app is under development to help farmers track their mental health and link them with supports, says the Saskatchewan Ministry of...Read more »

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Mind Your Farm Business, Ep 51: Navigating farm support programs

By: RealAgriculture News Team

July 2, 2020

If you’re frustrated by how government support programs are designed or overwhelmed by navigating the paperwork, you’re certainly not alone. The...Read more »

Dear minister: Here’s how business risk management programs are not working

By: RealAgriculture News Team

June 26, 2020

The Liberal Member of Parliament who chairs the House of Commons’ agriculture committee has written a letter to his colleague who serves as...Read more »

We need to keep talking, even if we’re burnt out: a conversation on mental health

By: Kara Oosterhuis

June 26, 2020

Just like farmers take pride in putting in the hard work and long hours to see a job done, now is not the time to take our foot off the gas of the...Read more »

The labour force, youth, and business risk management — RealAg LIVE! with Mary Robinson

By: RealAgriculture News Team

June 24, 2020

In this RealAg LIVE! episode with Mary Robinson, president of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA), Mary joins host Shaun Haney to discuss...Read more »

A challenge for you on this Father’s Day

By: Shaun Haney

June 19, 2020

Father’s Day for many farm families involves a BBQ, gifts, maybe some golf, and likely some farm work if the weather is right for spraying. Like...Read more »

How do you measure a farm’s success?

By: Shaun Haney

June 13, 2020

Is a profitable farm the most successful farm? Or is it the largest land base, the one with the newest equipment? Or is it the one whose operator...Read more »

Better is better: larger farm size not linked to improved profitability

By: RealAgriculture News Team

June 11, 2020

When it comes to farm profitability and land base, bigger isn’t better; better is better. That’s one of the findings of a recent study led by Dr....Read more »

Mind Your Farm Business, Ep. 50: Leverage and liquidity — making the most of a low interest rate environment

By: RealAgriculture News Team

June 10, 2020

In an era of “cheap” money, farms could take advantage to solve working capital shortages, set aside savings, or plan for a business transition....Read more »

Farm debt in Canada increased for the 26th straight year in 2019

By: Kara Oosterhuis

May 28, 2020

Statistics Canada released its 2019 farm income and debt report this week, and it showed that realized net income of Canadian agricultural producers...Read more »

Massive rural-urban internet divide growing during COVID-19

By: Kelvin Heppner

May 27, 2020

Not only is there a wide gap between internet speeds in rural versus urban parts of Canada, but the gap has grown since the COVID-19 pandemic began,...Read more »

Bibeau announces $9.2 million for youth jobs in agriculture

By: RealAgriculture News Team

May 27, 2020

The federal government has committed to investing up to $9.2 million to fund up to 700 new positions for young people in the agriculture industry...Read more »

Corn, canola, and peas, oh my! A RealAg LIVE! Q&A on profitability with Brian Voth

By: RealAgriculture News Team

May 20, 2020

Which crop has the biggest price upside? Where will canola acres land? Do I really need to know my cost of production? Brian Voth, transplanted...Read more »

Grain Farmers of Ontario campaign aimed at government stalling on BRM changes, chair says

By: RealAgriculture News Team

May 20, 2020

Markus Haerle, chair of the Grain Farmers of Ontario, says the producer group’s recent social media and radio campaign is aimed at getting the...Read more »

CEBA loan criteria change could increase farm eligibility

By: RealAgriculture News Team

May 19, 2020

The federal government is tweaking the eligibility criteria to help more businesses access the $40,000 interest-free Canada Emergency Business...Read more »