Dreams need deadlines or they remain just that — dreams. Put another way, a goal without a deadline is just a dream. What’s one way to turn a goal or dream into reality? Writing it down. We broached the subject of written goals in Episode 81 of the Mind Your Farm Business Podcast. In it,… Read More

On Monday, Canada completed the first step towards adopting and implementing sustainability financial disclosure standards for many industries, including agriculture. The Canadian Sustainability Standards Board (CSSB) says it achieved quorum with the appointment of four new members, putting the board in “decision-making mode” now that the International Sustainability Standards Board’s (ISSB) has released its initial… Read More

Ontario dairy farmer and producer group leader Peggy Brekveld has been acclaimed as chair of the Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council (CAHRC). Brekveld also serves as president of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture. She replaces Paul Glenn, representing the Canadian Young Farmers Forum, who completed his 2021 to 2023 term as of June 20, 2023…. Read More

The third-generation family at Leguee Farms near Fillmore, Sask., were named Saskatchewan’s Outstanding Young Farmers for 2023 in Regina this week. Jake Leguee, Sarah Leguee, and Erik Nikolejsin received the recognition at the provincial OYF event held in conjunction with Canada’s Farm Show. Leguee Farms was established in 1956, when grandparents Don and Elsie Leguee… Read More

A well-written contract should spell out the risk and responsibilities of both parties involved. In agriculture, grain contracts spell out expectations, but the Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan says current contracts don’t go far enough to manage farmers’ risk. Following an estimated $60 million in farmer losses due to cancelled contracts with one grain buyer… Read More

A three-year, two-phase, $1.7 million Ontario initiative is set to promote careers in agriculture through agricultural societies. The Promoting Agri-Food Careers initiative was announced by Huron Bruce MPP Lisa Thompson over the weekend. Funded through the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership (SCAP), the program will be available to 213 agricultural societies, represented by the Ontario Association… Read More

BASF Canada Agricultural Solutions has announced Bill Baxter will serve as its director of sales and part of the company’s Canadian leadership team. Baxter will lead BASF’s sales team within Canada from the office in Calgary, Alta., and assumes the role starting July 1, 2023. He was most recently director of commercial excellence for BASF… Read More

A new report commissioned by the Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association (SSGA) and the Saskatchewan Stock Growers Foundation (SSGF) looks at the differences in profitability between cow-calf and annual crop production in southwest Saskatchewan. Over a 50 year time period, the returns from grain farming are $508/acre higher than cow-calf production, according to the research modelling… Read More

Workers with agriculture experience will receive priority as part of a new category-based selection process for Canada’s flagship economic immigration system. Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, on Wednesday announced the launch of category-based selection and priority categories for the Express Entry system in 2023. As part of the program, invitations can be… Read More

A controversial proposal to allow up to three severances off an Ontario farm property will be walked back, according to a letter sent to Ontario farm groups by Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister, Steve Clark. The decision comes after several farm groups, led by the Ontario Federation of Agriculture, lobbied the government to drop the… Read More

The agriculture industry is fully aware that successful farm transition is not easy and comes with many potential barriers. Every family farm business is unique, but based on a new RealAgristudies study looking at farm transition, there are some common challenges to work through. 588 farmers across Canada responded to questions about farm transition as… Read More


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