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Dairy support prices stand pat for 2018

The Canadian Dairy Commission plans to hold the line on the support levels used to price industrial milk in Canada next year, despite a “small reduction” in the cost of milk production. The commission announced Friday it would maintain the per-kilogram support prices it sets for butter and skim milk powder at $8.0062 and $4.5302 […] Read more

farm with red barns

Tips for managing risk

Know your numbers, get insurance, 
and market wisely, says expert

Reading Time: 2 minutes Attendees of the farm management seminar received tips on managing risk from Brian Wittal of Pro Com Marketing in Didsbury. Good records Knowing cost of production and break-evens is critical, both for “year-end damage control” if things go south and looking at different scenarios in the future. Record actual yields and average them over several […] Read more

Farmers standing beside grain truck near auger and grain bins.

As storm clouds gather, farmers urged to batten down the hatches

Experts say current grain prices are normal, knowing your cost of production critical, and hope is not a marketing strategy

Reading Time: 5 minutes It was standing room only at every FarmTech market outlook session, and the faces told the tale: anxious-looking producers leaning forward, hanging on every word, searching for rays of hope as the storm clouds roll in. But the message was blunt — there will be no quick bounce-back from the steep fall in grain and […] Read more