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Ottawa scraps plans for new limits on capital gains

The federal finance ministry has backed away from proposed plans for new limits on capital gains exemptions, over concerns of “unintended consequences” for businesses such as farms. Finance Minister Bill Morneau on Thursday announced the federal government “will not be moving forward with measures that would limit access to the LCGE (lifetime capital gains exemption),” […] Read more

Sask. harvest mostly complete, topsoil, subsoil moisture levels low

Saskatchewan Crop Report for the week ending October 16

Harvest is essentially complete for producers in the province, with 98 per cent of the crop now in the bin, up from 94 per cent last week, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture’s weekly Crop Report. The five-year (2012-2016) average for this time of year is 94 per cent harvested. There are still some crops, such as […] Read more

Case IH introduces the Trident 5550

This applicator is designed for 
quick-change between liquid 
and dry product

At a product debut event in Boone, Iowa, marketing staff from Case IH pulled the wraps off the brand’s all-new, multi-product applicator, the Trident 5550. It was designed specifically to accommodate a relatively quick body change, converting from a sprayer to a dry spreader and back again with minimum effort. “We had three guys working on it […] Read more

PHOTOS: Case IH Trident 5550

Case IH’s Trident 5550 is a 390 horsepower, 8.7 litre diesel mated to a hydrostatic IVT drive. And it all rides on a completely new suspension system designed to accommodate changing loads during field use. The Trident can be ordered with factory duals to fit 20-, 22- or 30-inch row crop spacing. A 710-millimetre floater […] Read more


Feds pledge lower small business tax rate

UPDATED, Oct. 16 — The federal government says it will cut the small business tax rate to nine per cent from 10.5, a move seen as an attempt to counter a growing backlash against its July tax reform announcement. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Finance Minister Bill Morneau appeared side-by-side in Toronto’s far suburbs to […] Read more

Insurer SGI Canada sets up farm unit

The property and casualty arm of Saskatchewan’s Crown insurance agency has set up a new unit zoned strictly agricultural. SGI Canada — the Regina-based property and casualty insurance provider which operates in tandem with the Saskatchewan Auto Fund, the Crown auto insurer — on Wednesday launched a new Farm Business Unit with “a specialized team […] Read more

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