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Category: Farm Management

More $$ for agricultural climate programs, school food policy, and renewed funding for superclusters: the federal budget through an agricultural lens

By: Kelvin Heppner

April 7, 2022

The federal government is planning to boost funding for environmental programs through Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada in the 2022 budget introduced...Read more »

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Larger farms have higher percentage of fertilizer in place ahead of ’22 crop season, survey suggests

By: RealAgriculture News Team

April 7, 2022

In the face of prolonged uncertainty, many farmers aren’t sure if the fertilizer required for the 2022 planting and seeding season will arrive in...Read more »

100% of federal cash advances available up front for 2022

By: RealAgriculture News Team

April 7, 2022

Federal Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau has announced a change to the Advance Payments Program (APP) that aims to help producers finance...Read more »

Temporary worker rule change will help address labour shortage, says Canadian Meat Council

By: RealAgriculture News Team

April 6, 2022

Changes have been made to the Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) program, announced earlier this week by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Minister...Read more »

When stress isn’t successfully managed

By: Kara Oosterhuis

March 30, 2022

Our bodies are incredible things, and are quite often telling you something. Have you ever stopped to listen to your own? As I sit here wondering how...Read more »

Next generation ranchers and farmers learning the ropes through mentorship

By: RealAgriculture News Team

March 23, 2022

A large part of farm succession planning is information sharing between the generations, something Canadian Western Agribition’s (CWA) Next Gen...Read more »

Mind Your Farm Business — Ep. 72: Assembling an advisory board

By: RealAgriculture News Team

March 21, 2022

We’ve talked about the “why” of creating an advisory board for the farm or agriculture business, but the “how” of setting one up requires...Read more »

The Successors, Ep 9: Spreadsheets galore, managing a business, and the joys of strawberry farming

By: Kara Oosterhuis

March 18, 2022

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

Farm receipts, not weather woes, drive land prices most

By: RealAgriculture News Team

March 16, 2022

The 2021 average increase in farmland values isn’t entirely surprising, says J.P. Gervais, chief economist for Farm Credit Canada (FCC), but...Read more »

Farmland values climb, despite tough year

By: RealAgriculture News Team

March 14, 2022

According to Farm Credit Canada’s Farmland Values Report, Canadian farmland increased in value by 5.4 per cent in 2020 and 8.3 per cent in 2021, an...Read more »

Do More Ag announces new executive director

By: RealAgriculture News Team

March 8, 2022

The Do More Agriculture Foundation is welcoming a new executive director. Megz Reynolds, former Saskatchewan grain farmer and well-known online...Read more »

The only way out is through

By: Jake Leguee

March 6, 2022

One of the hardest things about life is trying to accept all the things you can’t control. As a farmer, that makes up a lot of stuff. In any given...Read more »

Hoffort recalls 30 years of FCC’s evolution, from lender of last resort, to leader in agriculture

By: RealAgriculture News Team

March 4, 2022

In June of this year, Michael Hoffort will end his 34-year career with Farm Credit Canada (FCC), having spent the last eight years as president and...Read more »

Family farms still need to focus on workplace culture

By: Kristjan Hebert

March 3, 2022

This editorial was first published on Breaking the Box blog by Kristjan Hebert.  Like many, we run a family farm in Saskatchewan. It was started...Read more »

Intake open for $3.7 million in federal funding for hiring youth in agriculture

By: RealAgriculture News Team

March 1, 2022

Funding of up to $3.7 million is available through the Youth Employment and Skills Program (YESP). The federal program will support approximately 300...Read more »