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Making a place for the next generation

For the Massicotte family, the path to successful farm transition is built on finding good people, instilling passion and knowledge and clear, open communication. Highlights: • Managing a business to transfer vs. to sell takes totally different mindsets • Transferring a farm means making space for others early on • Continuous, clear communication is key […] Read more

Why Canadian agriculture should take notice of global trends

J.P. Gervais, FCC Vice President and Chief Agricultural Economist explains why it’s critical to monitor income growth when paying attention global economic trends. •We’re in an era where new regional alliances are formed and trade partnerships are being reassessed •Little economic fluctuations in China can have large impact on commodity price •India’s GDP and population […] Read more

Your national 2018 winter weather outlook

Meteorologist and storm hunter Mark Robinson from the Weather Network on what you can expect this winter across Canada and how it could impact the 2018 growing season. •More storms moving through Canada will lend to a classic Canadian winter •Southern prairies will see below-average temperatures and above-average precipitation •Prairies and southern Ontario can expect […] Read more

Canadian dollar, profitability and the food chain

J.P. Gervais, FCC Vice President and Chief Agricultural Economist explains the pros and cons of a low currency environment and how it influences the agricultural food chain. • Canadian dollar major driver of profitability over last few years • Weak loonie supported prices producers received and what they sell in foreign markets • Food processors […] Read more