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Category: Farm Management

Mind Your Farm Business — Ep 64: Measuring ROI

By: RealAgriculture News Team

July 28, 2021

What a particular cost or investment adds to the business should be easy to assess and measure, but in reality calculating return on investment (ROI)...Read more »

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Risk management, provincial trade, and labour challenges key issues for Ontario’s new ag minister

By: RealAgriculture News Team

July 26, 2021

Lisa Thompson, MPP representing the Ontario riding of Huron-Bruce, recently stepped up to lead the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural...Read more »

Covering the whole field of agricultural law: Don Buckingham inducted into hall of fame

By: RealAgriculture News Team

July 21, 2021

Not so long ago, agricultural law didn’t get a lot of attention — there were other areas of law, such as business, family, or criminal law, that...Read more »

Buying out grain contracts? Some considerations to keep in mind

By: Kara Oosterhuis

July 21, 2021

If you farm across the southern prairies, you are unfortunately no stranger to the lack of moisture in 2021. High market prices at the start of the...Read more »

C-208 now in force: federal government scraps delay in implementing tax changes for intergenerational transfers

By: Kelvin Heppner

July 20, 2021

The federal finance department has scrapped its plan to delay implementation of legislation passed by Parliament that would reduce the tax burden for...Read more »

Rabobank and TELUS Agriculture acquire Conservis

By: RealAgriculture News Team

July 19, 2021

Rabobank and TELUS Agriculture have announced the acquisition of Conservis, a company that integrates disparate farm technologies into one...Read more »

Canadian Ag Hall of Fame announces five inductees for 2021

By: RealAgriculture News Team

July 12, 2021

The Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame has announced its slate of inductees for 2021. The prestigious list features Gordon Bacon, Dr. Don Buckingham,...Read more »

Federal government delays implementing Bill C-208, despite the bill becoming law

By: RealAgriculture News Team

July 9, 2021

The federal government’s Ministry of Finance says it is delaying implementation of Bill C-208 until January 1, 2022, potentially with amendments....Read more »

The Successors, Ep 2: Critical decisions, making a manager, and the importance of knowing there is always mañana

By: Kara Oosterhuis

July 8, 2021

The Successors is a RealAgriculture podcast series hosted by Kara Oosterhuis focusing on agriculture from the perspective of the up-and-coming...Read more »

Bill to level the tax burden of selling the farm to a family member crosses the finish line

By: Kelvin Heppner

June 23, 2021

A private member’s bill designed to level the tax burden when selling an incorporated small business to a family member versus selling to a...Read more »

Mind Your Farm Business — Ep 63: Make Meetings Matter

By: RealAgriculture News Team

June 23, 2021

If your farm is not one that holds regular meetings, this is your encouragement to start small… but start. That’s because research shows...Read more »

Agronomy Geeks, Ep 24: Matt Gosling

By: Lyndsey Smith

June 16, 2021

Imagine setting out on your own, fresh out of university, down to your last few hundred bucks. Matt Gosling did. That was 18 growing seasons ago, and...Read more »

Maintain your planting equipment now, before it goes in the shed

By: Kara Oosterhuis

June 11, 2021

Most planters are out of the field, and likely sitting in the yard. With spraying next, and the ever-growing to-do list demanding attention, it may...Read more »

I don’t have time to write this post, and that’s exactly why I’m writing it

By: Kara Oosterhuis

June 2, 2021

Feeling busy? Join the club. It’s branding season. A cool drawn-out spring in Western Canada has not allowed for many breaks, and spray season is...Read more »

Mind Your Farm Business — Ep 62: Good governance is good business

By: RealAgriculture News Team

May 31, 2021

The rules of order around a boardroom table may seem unimportant to a discussion on farm management, but the more complex a farm becomes, the more...Read more »