Category: Farm Management

Competing on more than price for rented land

By: Lyndsey Smith

February 15, 2018

Sheep grazing mid-summer. Photo credit: Lyndsey Smith, 2017

Ontario’s soils are losing organic matter. What builds organic matter? Perennial and forage species! But if you’re going to plant perennial hay...Read more »

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MacAulay launches six federal programs under new Canadian Agriculture Partnership

By: RealAgriculture News Team

February 13, 2018

Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay announces six federal programs under the new Canadian Agricultural Partnership at the Canada’s Ag Day celebration in Ottawa on Tuesday (photo by Amanda Brodhagen)

With the five-year Growing Forward 2 agriculture framework wrapping up next month, federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay launched six...Read more »

Farmers Edge enters the world of crop insurance

By: RealAgriculture News Team

February 13, 2018

“Storm Clouds Gathering,” (Photo by Zooey, Flickr, CC BY 2.0)

Precision agriculture company Farmers Edge has plans to disrupt the crop insurance industry, announcing an agreement with global reinsurer PartnerRe...Read more »

Concerns about the U.S. economy overheating and what it means for Canada

By: RealAgriculture News Team

February 9, 2018

Low unemployment, major tax cuts, and looming trillion dollar deficits — the U.S. economy is hot, with growing concerns that it may be at risk of...Read more »

Working smart: How to cut through tech distractions

By: RealAgriculture News Team

January 31, 2018

Forget the standard five and 10-year outlooks of strategic planning. Instead, have you figured out where to best put your time in in a day? Whether...Read more »

Build a legacy one decision at a time

By: RealAgriculture News Team

January 29, 2018

If you’re five years away from stepping back from the day-to-day operation of your farm, you’re likely to make different management decisions...Read more »

Foundation to champion mental wellbeing in Canadian agriculture

By: RealAgriculture News Team

January 22, 2018

A not-for-profit foundation focused on addressing mental health challenges in Canadian agriculture will officially be launched in Edmonton next week...Read more »

Which decade would you choose to farm in?

By: Shaun Haney

January 18, 2018

Paul Nigh’s ‘’ Back to the Future DeLorean Time Machine

A talk radio show I frequently listen to was recently discussing the hypothetical question: if you could pause your age at any point you chose, when...Read more »

Changes to Alberta’s Employment Standards include farms and ranches

By: RealAgriculture News Team

December 30, 2017

The Government of Alberta is making some resolutions for the new year. As of January 1, 2018, farm and ranch owners will have some new Employment...Read more »

Bringing mental health first aid to the agricultural mainstream

By: Debra Murphy

December 14, 2017

Photo: Debra Murphy, 2017

I was in a conference call around access to mental health services last month, and a question came up that I’m sure a great many of us have...Read more »

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 »

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 »