Mind Your Farm Business — Ep 35: Taking care of business, and you

Like Bachman Turner Overdrive says, you’re “Taking care of business and working overtime,” — but do you take time to care for you? In this episode of Mind Your Farm Business, Chip Eichelberger, renowned motivational speaker, explains the importance of taking care of yourself in order to succeed in your business. Reflecting back on an event where he spoke… Read more »

Canola Council president provides details on shift in council priorities, activities

The Canola Council of Canada (CCC) presented its slimmed-down budget and re-directed strategy to the Canadian canola value chain gathered for the Canola Industry Days December 5, 2018, at Saskatoon, Sask. CCC president Jim Everson took some time out of the conference to discuss what the new priorities will mean. “The board of directors really… Read more »

Machinery repair rules in USMCA could hurt Canadian farmers

Many times when we talk about trade deals there is immense focus on reducing tariffs, increasing trade flows, or increasing market access. There are other chapters of text that create a basis for the agreement in terms of how the involved countries will handle issues like the environment, labour standards, and cultural exemptions. Carlo Dade,… Read more »

Princess Auto expands further east

Canadian, family-owned retailer Princess Auto has cleared the path to expand further east. The company plans to open two stores in Quebec come the fall of 2019. Currently, the company operates 46 stores across Canada, employing 2,500 people. More than 100 jobs will be created in the Quebec region between the two new locations, the company says…. Read more »

Feds roll out second phase of funding for dairy farm efficiency upgrades, with some changes

The second phase of the Dairy Farm Investment program will start accepting applications in the New Year. The federal program is a five-year, $250-million program to “help Canadian cow’s milk producers improve productivity through upgrades to their equipment.” The government says the program is designed to assist dairy producers adapt to the anticipated impacts of… Read more »

Renewed focus on diversifying pulse markets a “silver lining” of India’s tough tariffs

There’s no understating just how significant the loss of Canadian pulse exports to India has been this past year. Carl Potts, executive director of the Saskatchewan Pulse Growers, says that the organization’s budget — directly funded through a value-based levy — fell short by nearly 40%. It shows just how dire the situation has been… Read more »

Former premier Wall spins a cautionary tale about oil, agriculture, and public trust

When it comes to Saskatoon, former Saskatchewan premier Brad Wall has not been seen much in these parts. In fact, except for the Saskatchewan Party leadership convention, he has not made a public appearance in Saskatoon since he retired as premier. When he showed up at a recent Farm and Food Care Saskatchewan event he… Read more »