Business Side

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]

Market Side

Market side: Futures trading basics

LESSON 34: TECHNICAL ANALYSIS

CANDLESTICK CHARTING This lesson we will continue to explore basic candles. GRAVESTONE DOJI The doji is one of the most significant candlestick formations and is created when the open and close for a day are [Read more]

Features

Location, location, location

THE COMPETITIVE LAKE ONTARIO EXPORT MARKET

ONE OF THE most encouraging things to watch in the Ontario grain markets through the 2017 harvest period was how strong cash basis levels have remained despite a rather large crop both within Ontario, and [Read more]

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Higher production and market demands

THE ONTARIO CORN ECONOMY

CORN IS AN incredibly important crop to the Ontario economy. From Windsor in the southwest to the Québec border and north to Earlton, cornfields are a predominant default of the rural landscape. Whether it is [Read more]

Market Side

Market side: Futures trading basics

LESSON 33: TECHNICAL ANALYSIS

CANDLESTICK CHARTING This lesson we will continue with basic candles. Once we complete our overview of the basic candles, we will group them in patterns. They will be identified as single candle patterns, two candle [Read more]

Features

Market review

A 2016-17 PRICE ANALYSIS

THE LOW CANADIAN dollar, big crops in the U.S., and summertime volatility were among the factors that shaped prices for corn, soybean, and wheat crops in Ontario in the last marketing year. Data compiled by [Read more]

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Ontario’s wheat story

MARKET OVERVIEW

ONTARIO FARMERS GROW close to a million acres of wheat annually, this includes winter and spring wheat. Wheat is a rotational grain whose acreage is in large part dependent on the weather in September. A [Read more]

Business Side

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]

Features

Profit hunting closer to home

THE POWER OF LOCAL MARKETS

ONE OF THE most valuable lessons Ontario grain farmers might take away from marketing grain in 2017 is not to underestimate the influence of local markets. This was where some marketers found some of their [Read more]