In this edition - January 25, 2019
With a labour market shortage leaving thousands of farm-related jobs empty, Canadian farmers are turning to temporary foreign workers. The latest figures show international workers made up 12 per cent of the national agricultural workforce.
Peter Pauls, a plant agriculture professor at the University of Guelph, is holding two clear plastic bags about the size of sandwich bags, filled with colourful cranberry beans, also called romano beans. They’re a nutritious and lucrative niche crop, originally from South America.
Cash flaxseed prices holding up consistently amid tighter Canadian inventory, but price upside may be limited.
Even if it is a relatively warm winter, there is still the potential for cold outbreaks to bring on the winter blues. Despite the recent return of cold temperatures, the overall impact of the weather has been positive for the agricultural sector this winter.
Protein shows exciting potential to grow consumption in 2019, domestically and globally.
When Jeremy leaves his city job, he depends on expert advice to learn how to start a farm of his own – and be successful. Learn more in this BDO fictional case study.
New federal rules for operating drones will make it a lot simpler for farmers to include them in their operations, says the president of a Winnipeg-based company that trains drone operators.
When commodity prices are on their way to finding a bottom, many producers look to change their business model away from commodity crop and livestock production.
Those concerned with the well-being of animals should be concerned about the mental health of those caring for them.