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If inflation returns in earnest, so could higher interest rates that could impact your farm's financial health.

Interest rates biggest farm finance risk

Farm Credit Canada says the pace of debt growth has slowed but farmers need to have an interest rate risk management plan

Reading Time: 2 minutes Glacier FarmMedia – The expansion of Canada’s farm debt continued, but at its lowest pace in six years. Meanwhile Farm Credit Canada’s chief economist says that the potential for higher interest rates is the “darkest cloud” in that otherwise optimistic picture. Statistics Canada data showed outstanding Canadian farm debt increased by 5.9 per cent to […] Read more

Online series covers Hot Topics in Commodities 

Online series covers Hot Topics in Commodities 

Reading Time: < 1 minute Prices and production information are the focus of the Hot Topics in Commodities series hosted by The Western Producer, Manitoba Co-operator, Grainews and Farmtario this winter. The free sessions each feature a look at market demand and fundamentals provided by MarketsFarm analysts as well as a presentation on a current production issue. Opportunities to earn […] Read more


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National COYF cancelled for 2020

Reading Time: < 1 minute The national Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmer (COYF) event, previously scheduled to be held in Saskatoon in December this year, has been cancelled due to COVID-19. In a statement in the ‘Land Leader’, the official publication of the COYF program, Steve Cooper, the organization’s chair, said, “the Saskatchewan Hosting committee for the 2020 National Event advised […] Read more

Farming through the pandemic: A ‘Between the Rows’ podcast special

Farming through the pandemic: A ‘Between the Rows’ podcast special

Reading Time: 2 minutes How is COVID-19 affecting different sectors of the ag industry? Listen to this special Between the Rows four-part podcast series on farming through the pandemic covering topics such as the impact to the agricultural economy, the challenges it presents for Canadian farmers and livestock producers and more. Farming through the pandemic: Part 1 Laura Rance […] Read more


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CPTPP trade agreement ratified

Canada will be among the original six and will gain some benefit from moving early

Reading Time: < 1 minute The last domestic legislative hurdle to enacting the CPTPP trade deal with Pacific rim countries has been cleared. The deal was approved by senate and received Royal Assent the afternoon of Oct. 25. The moves makes Canada one of the first countries to ratify the 11 nation deal which comes into effect once the first […] Read more

VIDEO: COFS still going strong after 25 years

VIDEO: COFS still going strong after 25 years

Laura Rance talks with Doug Wagner, president of Canada's Outdoor Farm Show

Reading Time: < 1 minute At the recent Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show (COFS), Glacier FarmMedia editorial director Laura Rance sat down with Doug Wagner, president of COFS, to hear about the show’s 25th anniversary, some of the ideas that have allowed the show to grow over the years and how it’s kept pace with Canada’s ever-evolving agricultural industry. (Recorded at […] Read more


Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show celebrates 25 years

Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show celebrates 25 years

Reading Time: < 1 minute This year Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show celebrated its 25th anniversary. Such long-term success isn’t achieved alone, and to help celebrate the occasion, Glacier FarmMedia’s Spencer Myers met up with a few of the people from the companies and organizations that have been exhibiting at the show from its very beginning. Seen in the videos below […] Read more

Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, announcing the $8.3-million investment in the Organic Federation of Canada.  Photo: Supplied

Federal government to invest $8.3-million in organics

Reading Time: 2 minutes Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay today announced a federal investment of up to $8.3 million to the Organic Federation of Canada, under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, AgriScience Clusters. The research investment, which includes an additional $4.4 million in contributions from industry, will help the organic sector enhance productivity through better soil health and […] Read more


VIDEO: Get in (the sprayer seat) and drive

VIDEO: Get in (the sprayer seat) and drive

Ag in Motion 2018: Sprayer Ride & Drive

Reading Time: < 1 minute The ‘Ride & Drive’ is a popular field demonstration at Ag in Motion, and 2018 was no different. This year, farmers, spray applicators and machinery dealers alike had the chance to make side-by-side comparisons of new sprayer models from New Holland, Apache, RoGator and Case IH. Spencer Myers of AgDealer.com gives you a quick rundown […] Read more

VIDEO: Prairie crop tour harvest forecast

VIDEO: Prairie crop tour harvest forecast

Reading Time: < 1 minute Lisa Guenther, field editor with Country Guide, talks with Bruce Burnett of Glacier FarmMedia at last month’s Ag in Motion, about the recent crop tour he took across the Prairies and which areas he saw most impacted by drought and which provinces are most likely to kick off harvest 2018.