Category: Finance

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 »

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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 »

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 »

Ag minister avoids saying much on tax changes

By: Kelvin Heppner

September 15, 2017

Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (file photo, AAFC)

With farmers, farm organizations, and accounting firms that work in agriculture voicing serious concerns about the federal government’s proposed...Read more »

Getting crunched: Government squeezes on farms are adding up

By: Andrew Campbell

September 6, 2017

I’m fortunate enough to get to meet all kinds of farmers. Usually when we meet, the conversation is a standard one. What’s the weather been like...Read more »

Ag ministers reach deal on new framework dubbed the “Canadian Agricultural Partnership”

By: Kelvin Heppner

July 21, 2017

Federal,
provincial, territorial agricultural ministers in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador this week.

Agriculture ministers from across Canada say they reached an agreement in St. John’s today on the core elements of the next agriculture policy...Read more »

MYFB — Ep. 25: Steering through business risk and financial risk (and what’s the difference?)

By: Kara Oosterhuis

June 17, 2017

Risk — a four letter word that drives farmers crazy. As farmers, our chances of success are greatest when we know the risks we’re exposed to and...Read more »

Canadian net farm income grew 7.6% in 2016: StatsCan

By: RealAgriculture News Team

May 26, 2017

Stock photo. (Debra Murphy, 2016)

StatsCan has released its net farm income report for 2016 and the results may surprise you considering the livestock and commodity market that...Read more »

Ottawa extends consultation on potential elimination of deferred cash tickets

By: RealAgriculture News Team

May 24, 2017

The federal government is extending the comment period for its proposal to potentially eliminate the deferred cash ticket option for grain sales. The...Read more »

MYFB — Ep 24: Can break-even be your worst case scenario?

By: RealAgriculture News Team

May 3, 2017

If when you think of risk in farming you think only of uncontrollable things, like the weather and global trade, or only crop price slides, you’ve...Read more »

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