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FCC expands three loan programs aimed at younger producers

FCC expands three loan programs aimed at younger producers

The programs that Farm Credit Canada has changed include the young farmer loan, the young entrepreneur loan and the starter loan.
New technology may soon be unaffordable for mid-sized farms

New technology may soon be unaffordable for mid-sized farms

The market for gently used farm equipment is shrinking, say experts.
Next generation excited for the future

Next generation excited for the future

“Just being able to say that you farm full time, that’s what I’m looking forward to.” - Brayden Sentes
Building a legacy - without breaking the family

Building a legacy - without breaking the family

Parents often put off succession planning because they fear the hidden conflicts it will bring to the surface
Are we looking at a prairie price drop?

Are we looking at a prairie price drop?

The last time farmland values dropped in that province was 2001
Landowners advised to get it down on paper

Landowners advised to get it down on paper

"Trust companies have no love of the land. They don’t understand a farmer’s love of his soil. To them it’s just a commodity like ticker tape on the stock exchange. Just numbers." - Keith Berglind, retired farmer
Bio-economy needs workers

Bio-economy needs workers

A report from BioTalent Canada shows the labour market needs to recruit thousands.
Prairie precipitation predictions: right amounts at the wrong times

Prairie precipitation predictions: right amounts at the wrong times

A warmer climate over land increases drought severity.
EU farm policy could drastically affect international trade

EU farm policy could drastically affect international trade

World’s exporters and importers warned they would face significant adjustments if proposed policies are implemented.
Frostbite at calving time can have marketing implications

Frostbite at calving time can have marketing implications

Too-cold temperatures can cause long-term health consequences in new-born calves.