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Finding fairness

PROVIDING FOR ALL MEMBERS OF THE FAMILY

MAKING FARM TRANSITION plans fair for everyone involved can be tough, but it is doable and can be rewarding, according to two experts in the field. “It’s no longer 1983 — today, founders live longer, [Read more]

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Setting expectations

COMMUNICATING EFFECTIVELY

THE ABILITY TO communicate well and effectively is the ‘secret sauce’ to family farm transition planning, according to Dr. John Fast, the Family Business Doctor. “It’s about the family’s ability to have the emotional intelligence [Read more]

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A skills revolution

RBC REPORT SHOWCASES AGRICULTURE’S POTENTIAL

A REPORT RECENTLY published by the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) emphasizes the potential for the Canadian agriculture industry to be an economic powerhouse — but only if it pushes the envelope on innovation and [Read more]

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Port of Goderich

A GRAIN GATEWAY TO THE WORLD

GRAIN ELEVATORS HAVE towered over the town of Goderich for more than 150 years, taking in the local harvest, employing local citizens, and contributing to the local economy. “The elevators are part of the fabric [Read more]

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The rules of the road

ENSURE SAFETY AT HARVEST

WITH HARVEST SEASON getting into full swing, it’s important for farmers to understand what the rules of the road are, and how to keep themselves, their employees, and their children safe. During the fall, the [Read more]

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Under pressure

HOW FARMERS CAN RELIEve MENTAL STRESS

FINDING MENTAL HEALTH services when you’re feeling overwhelmed can be very difficult, especially if you’re a grain farmer in a rural part of the province. There are, however, strategies for getting help, according to Jenni [Read more]

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New leadership

GRAIN GROWERS OF CANADA

IT’S BEEN A long time since she worked at Calgary’s River Café, but Erin Gowriluk thinks that her background there helps her as the new executive director of the Grain Growers of Canada (GGC). “Now [Read more]

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Taking root

THE ADVANTAGES OF PLANTING TREES

PLANTING TREES ON farmland has multiple benefits, including increasing crop yields by as much as 15 to 20 per cent. “There are many studies in Canada and the U.S. that show yields are higher in [Read more]

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Value creation

CEREALS INDUSTRY CONSIDERS RESEARCH FUNDING OPTIONS

CANADA IS FALLING behind the world in funding cereals plant breeding research and the models being proposed to fix the situation have prompted sometimes heated discussion among producers across the country. TWO PROPOSALS One of [Read more]

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Breeding a better soybean

PROMISING VARIETIES EMERGING

DEVELOPING SOYBEAN VARIETIES that perform better in terms of yield, protein content, and resistance to disease is a complicated, time-consuming, but ultimately rewarding job. Just ask assistant professor Dr. Milad Eskandari, who works in the [Read more]