Agriculture News

COVID-19: Financial assistance for producers and agribusiness

Published on 03.30.2020 by Richard Kamchen

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There is an array of assistance available to help agribusiness and agri-food navigate the uncertain times of COVID-19.

Through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, producers can continue to access a comprehensive suite of business risk management programs.

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In uncertain times – ag businesses adapt and deliver

Published on 03.30.2020 by Matt McIntosh and Owen Roberts

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Pandemic or not, spring is on the way, and Canada’s agriculture sector is ramping up activity. The nation’s farm and food community are adapting their operations to optimize health and safety while keeping supplies flowing during uncertain times.

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COVID 19 updates and resources

Published on 03.27.2020 by

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The story of COVID-19 and its global impact continues to unfold, and we continue to try to adjust to a new normal, while at the same time, know the situation continues to change.

That’s why we’ve compiled some of the most useful and practical resources and magazine articles here for your quick reference.

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March 24 update: COVID-19 impacts on Canadians working in agriculture and agri-food

Published on 03.24.2020 by Martha Roberts

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Over the next several weeks, FCC Ag Economics will help you understand the rapidly evolving business environment due to COVID-19. With the costs to families continuing to climb and potentially unprecedented associated economic costs, central banks around the world are now working together to find ways to halt the damage. 

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Regular farm meetings strengthen communication

Published on 10.17.2019 by Craig Lester

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Farm management experts often stress the importance of communication in the creation and maintenance of a successful farm business team.

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The financial realities of farm retirement

Published on 10.17.2019 by Matt McIntosh

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How much money does a Canadian farmer need to retire? According to farm finance and transition experts, it depends primarily on the intended lifestyle and a personal definition of financial security.

Getting a hard number, however, means developing a plan that aligns retirement goals with business and savings realities.

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Use ratios to analyze farm finances

Published on 10.17.2019 by Richard Kamchen

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Farmers seeking to delve deeper into the business side of their operations might want to take advantage of analysis tools like financial ratios.

Expressed as percentages or as a comparison, financial ratios compare two or more elements of financial data, explains John Molenhuis, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs’ business analysis cost production specialist.

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