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Understanding long-term farmland leases

Expert discusses how producers may benefit from these agreements By Kaitlynn Anderson Staff Writer, July 11, 2018 Producers who want to rent land for extended periods may want to consider long-term leases. Farmers may enter into these agreements if they want...

Improve Your Farm’s Financial Success

Using a trusted farm business advisor or a team of advisors can help a farm reach greater financial success. “The Dollar$ and Sense – Measuring the Tangible Impacts of Beneficial Business Practice on Canadian Farms study shows that number three on the list of top farm...

Cash Advance

  It’s hard to say what’s more surprising about Ruth Klahsen: That 1,000 of her customers loaned her a half-million dollars to build her own cheese plant, or her blunt assessment of her wares. “Our cheeses aren’t good enough yet,” says the plain-spoken proprietor of...

Think Tank

It seems like a mystery: Studies show joining a farm management club boosts your bottom line, but the vast majority of farmers don’t belong to one. There’s a simple reason for that, says Richard Boonstoppel, a New Brunswick dairy farmer and current chair of...

Raising a glass to a profitable alliance

It was an offer they couldn’t refuse. Two years ago, Kevin Sich of Rahr Malting Canada called six Alberta growers and offered them one heck of a deal: a three-year contract to grow malt barley with a guaranteed premium price, protection against any rise in input...

Joint operation

On paper, hops are a perfect fit for Meander River Farm. Save for one thing. The beer-making ingredient isn’t too labour-intensive, is another revenue stream, has tonnes of value-added potential, and is a great way for Alan and Brenda Bailey to attract more customers...