Statistics Canada is reporting last year’s 45.1 per cent decrease in realized net farm income (to $3.9 billion) as the largest since 2006. Realized net income is the difference between a farmer’s cash receipts and operating expenses, minus depreciation, plus income in kind. The attribution for the steep decline includes rising feed, interest and labour… Read More

The Do More Ag Foundation has announced the hiring of Adelle Stewart as its new executive director. The not-for-profit organization focuses on mental health in agriculture across Canada. “We’re excited to have her on board to help lead the foundation even further,” says co-founder Himanshu Singh. “Adelle brings an important combination of operational experience and the… Read More

American President Donald Trump has authorized the department of agriculture to provide up to US$16 billion in assistance program payouts to American farmers. The announcement comes after President Trump directed Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to create a relief strategy to support its farmers for the long-run as the country continues a trade war with China…. Read More

Farm animals — we love them and we care for them, putting in long hours to keep them fed and safe. Sometimes they also do the most ridiculous things and make us laugh. In their honour, we’ve compiled a list of some of the ridiculous things our community’s animals have gotten up to around the… Read More

If you live rurally, there’s a good chance you don’t have the greatest Internet. The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) and participating Internet service providers (ISPs) are looking to hopefully change that. The CRTC and ISPs are looking for people to participate in the Measuring Broadband Canada project, which tests the speeds of home… Read More