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Category: Finance

BMO launches young farmer loan program for the under 35 crowd

By: RealAgriculture News Team

September 17, 2018

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Citing a strong industry, but a shrinking demographic, BMO Bank of Montreal has introduced its new loan program for Canadian farmers 35 years or...Read more »

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Read the fine print of equipment purchase contracts: lawyer

By: Jessika Guse

September 6, 2018

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Although not a common practice for most farmers, a lawyer is urging more farmers to consider consulting their legal advisor prior to purchasing...Read more »

Mind Your Farm Business — Ep 33: When parents won’t talk about farm succession

By: RealAgriculture News Team

August 3, 2018

Photo Credit: Three Farmers

Believe it or not, the farm transition can actually be a joyful journey. But that can only happen once three things are established: Is the business...Read more »

What’s behind recent strength in the Canadian dollar?

By: Matthew Pot

July 23, 2018

(Photo by KMR Photography; Flickr; CC BY 2.0)

On Friday, the Canadian dollar rose nearly a cent relative to the U.S. dollar. The sudden ‘strength’ came from a couple of sources. First, more...Read more »

Bank of Canada increases target rate again, but questions remain on the economy and dollar

By: Matthew Pot

July 11, 2018

(Photo by KMR Photography; Flickr; CC BY 2.0)

The Bank of Canada increased the target interest rate today by 0.25%, to 1.5%. This is now the fourth rate hike, amounting to 1%, since the Bank...Read more »

Area One Farms offers two new farmland investment funds

By: RealAgriculture News Team

May 9, 2018

Photo: Debra Murphy, 2017

Area One Farms, an investment firm that builds equity partnerships with Canadian farmers, has announced the launch of Area One Farms Fund IV and Fund...Read more »

You’re right to be terrified of the word “fair”

By: Shaun Haney

May 4, 2018

Pumpkin pie photo by Daniel Catt; Flickr; CC BY-SA 2.0

“Fair” must be one of the most commonly used words in the English language. It most certainly is one of the most dangerous. It gets used and...Read more »

American dairy farmers face large financial hurdles and doubts about their future

By: Shaun Haney

April 27, 2018

(Photo by Peggy Greb/USDA)

When you cross the Canada/U.S. border headed south, the landscape is the same, the time zone is the same, but the economics of dairy are very...Read more »

MYFB — Ep. 30: When and why to incorporate the farm

By: RealAgriculture News Team

March 28, 2018

Perhaps more contentious than the buy versus rent debate is the question of when and why to incorporate the farm. The federal government proposed...Read more »

Alberta offers free resources for crop planning and profitability analysis

By: RealAgriculture News Team

March 1, 2018

If drought concerns, disease pressure, or low commodity prices have you scratching your head on crop rotation tweaks, Alberta farmers have access to...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 »

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 »