Business Side

Business side: Retaining farm employees

CONVERSATIONS WITH BUSINESS EXPERTS

(J.M.) MANY FARMERS ARE ALSO EMPLOYERS, WHAT ARE SOME OF THE CHALLENGES OF HIRING FARM WORKERS? (H.W.) Farming is unique in many ways. Typically, farmers don’t get involved in farming to become farm employers or [Read more]

Marketing

World wheat outlook

SURPLUS AND SHORTAGE

WORLD WHEAT PRODUCTION topped 754 million metric tons and the world wheat supply neared 980 million tons in August estimates. Economists had raised their projections for the former Soviet Union by 8.6 million tons. With [Read more]

Also in this issue

U.S. exports to Cuba

U.S. EXPORTS TO CUBA

CUBA’S 12 MILLION people represent an untapped potential market for corn, soybean, and wheat exports, but the ongoing U.S. embargo against Cuba makes it unlikely that U.S. farmers will make major inroads into that market [Read more]

Business Side

Business side: Farmland protection

CONVERSATIONS WITH BUSINESS EXPERTS

(J.M.) FARMLAND LOSS IS A SERIOUS ISSUE. TELL ME ABOUT ONTARIO FARMLAND TRUST AND YOUR ORGANIZATION’S PURPOSE. (K.E.) Ontario Farmland Trust (OFT) works with farmers to protect farmland forever. According to the 2016 census, Ontario [Read more]

Business Side

Business side: Retirement planning

CONVERSATIONS WITH BUSINESS EXPERTS

WHAT IS A RETIREMENT PLAN? For some, it’s a list of travel destinations. But a real retirement plan means having an accurate financial plan that will give you financial freedom in retirement. Making a plan [Read more]

Market Side

Market side: Futures trading basics

LESSON 29: TECHNICAL ANALYSIS

SHORT TERM AND INTERMEDIATE TERM TRENDS THIS LESSON WE will look at intermediate term trend (ITT) and short term trends (STT) and how to trade them. Once we have established the primary or long term [Read more]