Blue Monday — the third Monday in January — is said to be one of the most depressing days of the year. Theories from across the world say that this is because it’s one of the coldest times of the year, we are still recovering from financial strain after the Christmas holidays, and we’re struggling… Read More

In agriculture, we thrive off of competition. The buying and selling of commodities is what we do. However, there are many different markets out there that one can explore. Stewart Skinner, hog farmer from Listowel, Ont., raises his pigs for more of a niche market than many. There are three different markets that he and… Read More

Friday on RealAg Radio, Lyndsey Smith is the occasional host who gets just a little ranty. She also is host to: Jessika Guse, who’s on to talk about the latest ag news. Jessika then interviews…. Janet Krayden, with the Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council, and then you’ll hear from: Crystal Mackay, with the Canadian Centre… Read More

Editor’s note: This letter to Finance Minister Bill Morneau was submitted to RealAgriculture by Stewart Skinner, a young pig farmer from Listowel, Ontario, who voted Liberal in the 2015 federal election. He was also the Liberal candidate for Perth-Wellington in the 2014 Ontario election. Skinner posts periodically on his Modern Farmer blog. October 2nd is the last day to… Read More

By Stewart Skinner,  (@modernfarmer) I found watching the election progress on Twitter exciting on Monday night (you could argue I should get out more) and I got caught up a bit in the overwhelmingly negative reactions to the Conservative majority. I’m guessing that most of the pessimism stemmed from the younger, more liberal community that… Read More