Following a scheduled five-year review of the Certified Sustainable Beef Framework, the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (CRSB) has announced a few changes and updates to the program. The Certified Sustainable Beef Framework is a voluntary, outcome-based certification program for beef sustainability in Canada. It was developed by the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef in… Read More

As we kick off a new year, it’s crucial for farmers and agricultural professionals to take a moment to reflect, not just on the past 12 months, but on the years gone by. Preparing for this week’s Ontario Agricultural Conference, where I will be giving a keynote presentation on effective farm management, has prompted me… Read More

A practical design that immediately improves efficiency on the farm is usually a top priority when building a new shop, but ideally, that building will continue providing value for the next thirty-plus years, across multiple generations. Walter Smith would still fall into the category of “young” farmer, but after ten years of running a seed… Read More

I’m not a New Year’s resolution person. I’m not even a New Year’s party person, but I am a fresh start, excited-about-a-fresh-notepad kind of person. With 2024 just around the corner, I’ve been thinking a lot about the production year ahead. For our farm, December is when we put the rams in with ewes for… Read More

Governments across the world are crafting policy to influence industry practices with the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The Canadian government is doing the same through programs such as the On-Farm Climate Action Fund and others. But how effective have these programs been and how do farmers see them influencing what practices they engage… Read More

Off-farm income has been a contributor to farm households for decades, but in many ways the extent and role it plays in the farm business isn’t fully understood. In the October Canadian Farmer sentiment index conducted by RealAgristudies, we asked questions related to off-farm income in order to better understand the role it plays on… Read More

Editor’s note: This story was updated Nov. 28 after confirmation from the Canada Revenue Agency that the proposed changes to the underused housing tax will only take effect after legislation that has yet-to-be introduced has been approved by Parliament. The federal government has proposed several changes to its underused housing tax (UHT) that are expected… Read More

 

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