Agriculture News

Why farmers rely on cash flow projections

Published on 06.25.2020 by Lorne McClinton

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Agriculture is a numbers game. Farmers need to determine a fair land rental price or if their operating line of credit will get them through tight times. While uncertainty around factors such as the weather makes it nearly impossible to know exact revenue and expense numbers, it is possible to get accurate estimates using cash flow projections.

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Young couple transitions to dream farm thanks to retiring neighbours

Published on 06.25.2020 by Bernard Topin

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Todd and Jennifer Payne bought their first 50 sheep from John and Eadie Steele’s breeding stock farm, Shepherd’s Choice, in 2015. At the time, they never dreamed that one day they would own the operation, one of the industry’s leading genetics farms.

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Managing risk with agriculture insurance

Published on 06.25.2020 by Richard Kamchen

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Protecting the house and car with insurance is commonplace, but when it comes to crops, insurance coverage isn’t as universally embraced.

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From strawberries to lentils: Canada’s diversity in food production & the challenge of self-reliance

Published on 06.23.2020 by James Bryan

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The COVID-19 pandemic has generated discussion around the supply source of food. For many agriculture products, Canada produces significantly more than we can eat - and we became a net exporter of food in 2019. But we’re also accustomed to eating fresh fruit and vegetables year-round. As a result, trade is and will continue to be an essential component of the Canadian agri-food supply chain.

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CN Rail notches record grain movement for March as it clears blockade backlog

Published on 04.02.2020 by The Canadian Press

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MONTREAL - Canadian National Railway Co. hit an all-time record for March grain movement.

Chief operating officer Rob Reilly says the 2.62 million tonnes of grain is a 6.1 per cent increase from 2017, the previous record for March..

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COVID-19: Financial assistance for producers and agribusiness

Published on 03.30.2020 by Richard Kamchen

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There is an array of assistance available to help agribusiness and agri-food navigate the uncertain times of COVID-19.

Through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, producers can continue to access a comprehensive suite of business risk management programs.

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In uncertain times – ag businesses adapt and deliver

Published on 03.30.2020 by Matt McIntosh and Owen Roberts

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Pandemic or not, spring is on the way, and Canada’s agriculture sector is ramping up activity. The nation’s farm and food community are adapting their operations to optimize health and safety while keeping supplies flowing during uncertain times.

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COVID 19 updates and resources

Published on 03.27.2020 by

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The story of COVID-19 and its global impact continues to unfold, and we continue to try to adjust to a new normal, while at the same time, know the situation continues to change.

That’s why we’ve compiled some of the most useful and practical resources and magazine articles here for your quick reference.

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March 24: COVID-19 impacts on Canadians working in agriculture and ag-food

Published on 03.24.2020 by Martha Roberts

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Over the next several weeks, FCC Ag Economics will help you understand the rapidly evolving business environment due to COVID-19. With the costs to families continuing to climb and potentially unprecedented associated economic costs, central banks around the world are now working together to find ways to halt the damage. 

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Regular farm meetings strengthen communication

Published on 10.17.2019 by Craig Lester

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Farm management experts often stress the importance of communication in the creation and maintenance of a successful farm business team.

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