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Misunderstood hand signals are a source of tension on the farm because they are often invented and not shared.

Temper tantrums: There’s way too much drama on some farms

A Facebook post on hand signals prompted an outpouring of comments 
from farm women subjected to angry tirades

This summer, a young female farmer posted the following message on Facebook: My husband is the worst ever at hand signals. Ten yrs. farming together and I still have no freaking clue what he is trying to signal to me. It would help if he actually used conventional signals and not his own secret signal […] Read more

Annual Drive Away Hunger campaign now underway

Camrose and Lloydminster are two of the stops on Farm Credit Canada’s Drive Away Hunger tractor tour this year. The Drive Away Hunger campaign collects food and cash donations for food banks and hunger programs. Beginning Oct. 10, tractors pulling trailers will visit communities in five provinces to collect donations, which can also be made […] Read more


Loonie value will determine 2017 ag outlook

FCC’s chief agricultural economist says a low Canadian dollar is expected to continue to benefit the sector

A low loonie is likely to continue to benefit Canadian farmers through 2017. That’s according to J.P. Gervais, Farm Credit Canada’s chief agricultural economist, who added that will be the continuation of a trend seen throughout 2016. “There are certainly other factors that could influence Canadian agriculture, such as the global economy, the investment landscape, […] Read more

Massive global stockpiles of corn, soybeans, wheat, and other commodities mean low prices and gloomy times in the U.S. — but it’s a different story north of the border.

Sheltered from the storm — Canadian farm sector doing well

Low dollar and a robust demand for pulses, canola, and 
specialty crops has spared Prairie producers from troubled times

As the U.S. enters a dark period for its farm economy, there’s cautious optimism in the Canadian agricultural outlook. “The net income and the overall situation in the United States is not looking good,” said Craig Klemmer, senior agricultural economist with Farm Credit Canada. “When we look at the net income expectations for 2016, there’s […] Read more