Business

  • Caribbean program solves seasonal worker shortage.

    For decades the federal government's Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program (SAWP) has been providing Canadian employers with additional seasonal workers from the […]

  • Read all about it!

    Do you want to improve your negotiating skills, learn about inter-generational transfers or do a better job communicating with farm employees […]

  • Tax sidebar.

    When planning year-end tax strategies it helps to know your marginal tax rate (the number of cents you pay on each […]

  • Brush up on tax rules and reap the benefits.

    New for 2010, Canadians who buy a new computer between January 2009 and February 2011 "will be able to write off […]

  • Get ready for 2010.

    Practice makes perfect. But doing the same thing over and over again while expecting different results wastes time and money that […]

  • Alberta gets serious on carbon offset.

    A local carbon credit market could be a reality in Alberta this year. And it won't be limited to carbon sequestered […]

  • Make money in pulses.

    Long-time pulse grower Leo Meyer says the key to selling peas for increased cash flow and profit is a risk management […]

  • When bigger is better.

    What does the world’s largest lentil and pea splitting company have in common with the Grain Farmers of Ontario (GFO)? Both […]

  • Put your liability insurance to the test.

    A few years ago, a dry growing season left a lot of farmland along Alberta’s major north-south highway corridor unusually susceptible […]

  • Equipment leases conserve capital.

    As technology progresses at breakneck speed and working capital gets squeezed, leasing farm machinery and equipment has become a viable option […]

  • Check out insurance options on the Internet.

    Farmers operating as sole proprietors have a host of ways to access supplementary health and dental benefits. It’s not necessary to […]

  • Invest in your farm's future.

    They re-use binder twine, turn today's leftovers into tomorrow's soup and pass rubber boots from kid to kid. But when it […]

  • Don’t count on continued Russian wheat woes.

    A widespread Russian drought has pushed up wheat prices in recent months. But Canadian farmers looking to cash in on Russia’s […]