If you’re on the Canadian Prairies, chances are you could likely describe this winter as “meh.” There hasn’t been a lot of snowfall in most areas, and temperatures — until the last week or so — have been fairly mild. Eric Snodgrass, principal atmospheric scientist with Nutrien Ag Solutions, agrees, calling it a “boring winter”… Read More

Since 2019, the United Nations General Assembly (UN) decided to dedicate a day to celebrate all things pulses: World Pulses Day! The goal of the day — which falls annually on February 10 — is to increase awareness of the global food and its role in sustainable food production. The theme for World Pulses Day… Read More

The Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) has determined that today — February 9, 2021 — is the day a Canadian household of average income will have earned enough to pay their entire year’s grocery bill. The annual event is known as “Food Freedom Day.” Each year, CFA examines the proportion of income that Canadians spend… Read More

Chances are, if you live in a rural setting, you’ve either impacted by rural crime either directly or indirectly. We have commodities in the bin or on the ground, and where the market is currently sitting, they are likely of high value. On January 30, Pincher Creek RCMP responded to a complaint of mischief at… Read More

We’ve now seen two deadlines for changes to AgriStability; one near the end of last year, and a public deadline that was set for the end of January for provinces to either agree or acknowledge that they were considering the proposal. Both deadlines have come and gone, which begs the question: where are we at… Read More

Decision making is one of the most critical parts of any business operation. Often, the big or higher risk decisions are made by those in the most senior positions — the ones that have been around the longest. In a farm operation that is planning for or in the process of succession, determining who makes… Read More

If you’re on social media, listening to the radio, or watching TV today, you’re likely familiar with #BellLetsTalk day. For every text, call, tweet, or TikTok video using the hashtag “#BellLetsTalk,” or Facebook frame or Snapchat filter used, Bell Media will donate 5 cents toward mental health initiatives in Canada. Every year when this day… Read More

When it comes to the fertilizer industry, many of us are all eyes on the markets; but there are logistical concerns we need to be watching out for to ensure that fertilizer is actually able to get to the farm. Josh Linville of StoneX says the biggest concern right now, and what he thinks we… Read More

When it comes to farming, we often think about partnerships purely as a legal definition, a business structure. But are we missing out on some real leadership opportunities by forgetting the other meaning of the word? Kelly Dobson of LeaderShift Inc. says we need to stop looking at a partnership as a contractual obligation and… Read More

Reforming business risk management (BRM) programs, such as the AgriStability program, has been top of mind for many across the agriculture industry. Federal Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau proposed changes to the program at the federal-provincial-territorial agricultural ministers’ meeting in November, which the federal government says would increase AgriStability payouts by 50 per cent, but the… Read More

Farmers in Alberta will see a significant reduction in their crop insurance premiums for the 2021 growing season. Announced January 25 by the Alberta government and the Agricultural Financial Services Corporation (AFSC), a 20 per cent reduction will save farmers more than $55 million on their crop insurance premiums this year. Minister of Alberta Agriculture… Read More

Evaluating different generations and demographics can be extremely difficult. Part of understanding our behaviours and how the world works depends on trying to have a grasp on these very things. In the agriculture sector, this is no different. We are constantly evaluating how behaviours and personalities impact sales, consumption, and more. Today’s focus however, is… Read More