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.

  • Benchmarking for better decisions: Understanding farm financial statements

    Benchmarking for better decisions: Understanding farm financial statements

    Never before has strong farm financial management been more important than it is today. Or as challenging. In addition to planning and monitoring all the moving parts of a farm’s operations,...

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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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  • CASE STUDY: Impact of canola price drop on Manitoba grain farm

    CASE STUDY: 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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  • HR is Important to a Farm’s Success

    HR is Important to a Farm’s Success

    Whether running a small farm or a large corporation, Human Resources (HR) is an important part of success. As the farm business grows, structure and consistency in HR management processes are...

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  • Raising Capital in Agriculture – Innovation is Power

    Raising Capital in Agriculture – Innovation is Power

    Though raising capital in today’s financial landscape is no easy task for farmers and producers, there are several strategies to consider. One strategy centres on innovation. Business owners...

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  • Cost-share funding available to Ontario producers

    Cost-share funding available to Ontario producers

    There are possible funding opportunities for business improvements available to your farm under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP).CAP is a five-year program designed to increase...

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  • Employed vs Self-Employed in Agriculture Business

    Employed vs Self-Employed in Agriculture Business

    Many farm businessess are debating if an individual working on the farm should be classified as an employee or self-employed. Here are a few factors to consider: Control test - If the...

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  • How to overcome common farm ownership obstacles

    How to overcome common farm ownership obstacles

    To increase the chances of running a successful farming operation, families need to collaborate and work together. Look at ways of partnering your farm operation.  You can bring some of the...

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  • New small business deduction rules may impact many farm corporations

    New small business deduction rules may impact many farm corporations

    As many of you will know, if you carry on your farm operation in a corporation, a significant tax benefit is the federal small business deduction (SBD) on the first $500,000 of active business...

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  • Why do you need a will?

    Why do you need a will?

    Though it’s not an enjoyable topic to address, a will is one of the most important documents you will ever write. If you have yet write yours, take the time to do so as soon as possible. Having...

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