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Business side: AgPal.ca

CONVERSATIONS WITH BUSINESS EXPERTS

(J.M) WHAT IS AGPAL? (W.N.) AgPal (AgPal.ca) is a one-stop, web-based tool to help Canadian farmers and other industry stakeholders search and find information on provincial, territorial, and federal agricultural-related programs and services. Designed with [Read more]

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Business side: Farm continuity

CONVERSATIONS WITH BUSINESS EXPERTS

(J.M) WHEN SHOULD FARM OWNERS START THE CONVERSATION ABOUT SUCCESSION? (J.D.) Clients always ask us, “are we starting too early?” and I often feel there is some semblance of hope we will validate that question [Read more]

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Business side: Energy conservation

CONVERSATIONS WITH BUSINESS EXPERTS

(J.M.) WHAT IS THE AGRIPUMP PROGRAM? (W.L.) The AgriPump Rebate program is a new, instant rebate program to help farmers reduce their electricity use with a high-efficiency, constant pressure agricultural pump kit. The first of [Read more]

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Business side: AgriStability update

CONVERSATIONS WITH BUSINESS EXPERTS

(J.M.) WHAT IS AGRISTABILITY? (J.J.) AgriStability is affordable coverage for the unexpected. The program provides coverage for large declines in your income that can be caused by any combination of unexpected increase in costs, hostile [Read more]

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Business side: Vacant buildings

CONVERSATIONS WITH BUSINESS EXPERTS

(J.M) WHAT DO FARM OWNERS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT INSURING VACANT HOUSES OR BUILDINGS? (C.H.) Insurance considerations still need to be made on houses and outbuildings on any farm property, even if they are left [Read more]

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Business side: A residential landlord

CONVERSATIONS WITH BUSINESS EXPERTS

(J.M) SOME FARMERS ARE RENTING VACANT HOUSES ON FARMLAND THEY OWN OR HAVE RECENTLY ACQUIRED, WHAT DO GRAIN FARMERS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BEING RESIDENTIAL LANDLORDS? (B.K.) There are plenty of rules and responsibilities that [Read more]

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Business side: Business taxes

CONVERSATIONS WITH BUSINESS EXPERTS

(J.M) CAN YOU SHARE SOME YEAR-ROUND TAX TIPS FOR FARM BUSINESSES? (W.R) The best advice I can give isn’t just to farmers, it’s to anyone filing taxes — get organized. The best way to do [Read more]

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Business side: Tax season update

CONVERSATIONS WITH BUSINESS EXPERTS

(J.M.) WHAT’S NEW FOR THIS YEAR’S TAX SEASON? (W.R.) Whether you’re impacted or not, most farmers are aware of recent tax changes made to private corporations. Most of the changes aimed at converting income into [Read more]

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Business side: A great farm employer

CONVERSATIONS WITH BUSINESS EXPERTS

(J.M.) WHAT MAKES A GOOD FARM EMPLOYER? (H.W.) It doesn’t matter what type of business you are hiring employees for, a good employer provides clarity. On the farm, I recommend employers focus on clarity of [Read more]

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Business side: Retaining employees

CONVERSATIONS WITH BUSINESS EXPERTS

(J.M.) THE WORKPLACE SAFETY AND INSURANCE BOARD (WSIB) HAS MADE CHANGES TO THE EMPLOYER PREMIUM RATES. HOW WILL THE CHANGES AFFECT ONTARIO GRAIN FARMERS? (S.B) Farmers and farm employers are among the 300,000 businesses in [Read more]