Business Side

Business side: STEP UP!

CONVERSATIONS WITH BUSINESS EXPERTS

WHAT IS THE STEP UP PROGRAM? STEP UP is an on-farm learning placement. This mentorship program is unlike any other and matches young and beginning farmers or those considering a farming career with an experienced [Read more]

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Features

Black Sea

NEW EXPORT COMPETITION LOOMS RUSSIA AND UKRAINE are poised to become bigger players than ever in world grain markets, affecting competition not only for wheat sales but for corn markets. “Ukraine is now a very [Read more]

Business Side

Business side: Human Resources

CONVERSATIONS WITH BUSINESS EXPERTS

WHAT IS A HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT PLAN AND HOW DO I KNOW IF I NEED ONE? A Human Resources Management Plan is a document that a producer would put together to identify both current and [Read more]

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Features

US farm bill update

THE DRAMA OF NEW YEAR’S DAY Update to this story below. THE WAIT FOR a US farm bill may finally be nearing an end, though how Congress will muster the votes to renew farm programs [Read more]

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Marketing

Know your market

UNDERSTANDING THE FEED MARKET THERE ARE OPPORTUNITIES for grain farmers interested in tapping livestock feed markets – but feed specialists advise producers to do their homework before any seed is planted. “If you’re going to [Read more]

Business Side

Business side: Advanced Payments Program

CONVERSATIONS WITH BUSINESS EXPERTS

Why was the Advance Payments Program developed and who is it for? The Advance Payments Program (APP) was established by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada to assist producers in managing their cash flow. Currently the program [Read more]

Business Side

Business side: Advanced Payments Program

CONVERSATIONS WITH BUSINESS EXPERTS

Why was the Advance Payments Program developed and who is it for? The Advance Payments Program (APP) was established by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada to assist producers in managing their cash flow. Currently the program [Read more]

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Features

Mobile marketing

THE ADVANTAGE OF SELLSMART AND AGBIDS AT HARVEST how times have changed. Fifteen years ago, when I started writing management articles, the message to farmers was that they needed to think of themselves as the [Read more]