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Input costs to chip away at farmers’ shrinking income

CNS Canada — An anticipated downturn in farm income and higher input costs mean Canadian producers will be in a tough financial position this year, the head of the National Farmers Union (NFU) predicts. Farmers’ net cash income is expected to move lower in 2016, declining nine per cent to $13.6 billion in 2016, according […] Read more

Have your financial ducks in a row before spring hits

Farm business specialist says there are four financial documents you need to prepare and share with your advisers before things get too busy

Now is the time to review operating plans, investment plans and cash requirements for the upcoming year, says an Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development specialist. “The need to develop a strong business plan has been never greater,” said Rick Dehod. “With grain prices flattening, margins have been squeezed. Being proactive allows your business to strategically […] Read more