Agriculture

Agriculture businesses have many exciting business opportunities in Canada, where farmers are remarkable producers and skilled business managers with world-class training in agronomics, genetics, and environmental stewardship.

  • BDO Financial Benchmarking FAQs

    BDO Financial Benchmarking FAQs

    BDO's standardized financial statements and benchmarking introduce meaning, understanding, context, and foundational support to take operations to the next level.

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  • Dairy farm financial statements: Understanding benchmarks

    Dairy farm financial statements: Understanding benchmarks

    In addition to planning and monitoring all the moving parts of a dairy farm's operations, knowing where you stand financially equips you to make the more informed business decisions.

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  • How to apply financial benchmarking in practice: A look at grain/oilseed and dairy farm comparisons

    How to apply financial benchmarking in practice: A look at grain/oilseed and dairy farm comparisons

    Farm Profitability: Benchmarking for better decisions, examines the ways in which benchmarks taken from farm financial statements can be used to assess operational and financial performance.

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  • BDO financial benchmarking: FAQs for dairy farmers

    BDO financial benchmarking: FAQs for dairy farmers

    BDO's standardized financial statements and benchmarking introduce meaning, understanding, context, and foundational support to take operations to the next level.

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  • Apply financial benchmarking in practice: A look at three dairy farm comparisons

    Apply financial benchmarking in practice: A look at three dairy farm comparisons

    Our report, Farm Profitability: Benchmarking for better decisions, examines the ways which benchmarks taken from farm financial statements can be used to assess operational and financial performance.

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  • Managing Change with Financial Benchmarking

    Managing Change with Financial Benchmarking

    This video introduces Marina McLean, a BDO advisor in the firm’s agricultural group. Marina specializes in financial benchmarking to help farmers set realistic short- and long-term financial goals.

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  • Farm Profitability: A glimpse at other farm sectors

    Farm Profitability: A glimpse at other farm sectors

    In this world of constant change, it's more important than ever for Canadian farmers to know their own farm's financial health and understand how they can react to mitigate risks.

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  • Understanding farm financial statements

    Understanding farm financial statements

    In addition to planning and monitoring all the moving parts of a farm’s operations, knowing where you stand financially equips you to make informed business decisions for your farm to flourish.

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  • New Pathway to Permanent Residence for Foreign Workers in Agri-Food

    New Pathway to Permanent Residence for Foreign Workers in Agri-Food

    The labour shortage in Canada’s agri-food sector continues to grow, and business owners are struggling to keep up. One way they are solving this problem is by sourcing talent from abroad. To...

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  • Aquaculture in Atlantic Canada: A primer

    Aquaculture in Atlantic Canada: A primer

    Word is spreading about the aquaculture opportunity in Atlantic Canada. This emerging market continues to grow, as international companies set up aquaculture operations along the country’s...

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  • Benchmarking for better decisions: Standardized financial statements for primary producers

    Benchmarking for better decisions: Standardized financial statements for primary producers

    We want to play an integral role in the success of our agricultural clients. Using standardized benchmarks to compare financial performance helps them make better strategic decisions....

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  • Successfully Transitioning a Farm

    Successfully Transitioning a Farm

    There are some startling statistics regarding successful family business transitions – 30% transition successfully to the second generation and only 10% to the third generation. Although it...

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  • Impact of canola price drop on Manitoba grain farm

    Impact of canola price drop on Manitoba grain farm

    Canola trade halt with China March 2019 marks the start of Chinese importers halting their purchase of Canadian canola seeds. Forty percent of Canada's canola exports go to China,...

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  • 2019 Federal Budget: Gearing up for change in agriculture

    2019 Federal Budget: Gearing up for change in agriculture

    Following the recent release of the 2019 Federal Budget, our agriculture team would like to share some details that will affect the agriculture industry. We focus on five areas in...

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  • Some Canadian farmers now exempt from fuel charges

    Some Canadian farmers now exempt from fuel charges

    The Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act (GHGPPA) established a federal standard for reducing carbon pollution. Effective April 2019, this pricing system will add a charge to everyday fuels...

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  • Canada’s Agriculture Day 2019: Managing change in the agriculture industry

    Canada’s Agriculture Day 2019: Managing change in the agriculture industry

    For Canadian agriculture, 2019 is all about managing change. Primary producers are embracing all the capabilities of technology to move towards efficiency. Like never before, they’re capturing...

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  • How the Accelerated Investment Incentive will benefit the agriculture industry

    How the Accelerated Investment Incentive will benefit the agriculture industry

    Canadian farmers and agribusinesses should benefit from the Accelerated Investment Incentive announced in last year’s Fall Economic Statement. The incentive will allow businesses to write-off...

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  • Let’s Change the Conversation About Succession

    Let’s Change the Conversation About Succession

    Statistics Canada recently released the 2016 census and much attention has focused on a new statistic – only 8.4% of respondents declared having a written succession plan. Can that be right?...

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  • When Corporations Make Improvements to Farms Owned by Shareholders

    When Corporations Make Improvements to Farms Owned by Shareholders

    It is not uncommon for a farm corporation to construct a new building or invest in capital improvement (i.e. land clearing and drainage) on land that is owned by the shareholders outside of the...

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  • Foreign Help for Local Farms

    Foreign Help for Local Farms

    A dwindling number of Canadian farmers has forced many employers to rely on temporary foreign workers to fill labour shortages. If you are considering hiring foreign help, there are several...

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