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Sask. harvest 94 per cent complete, remaining crops see some damage

Saskatchewan Crop Report for the week ending October 9

Thanks to some relatively warm and dry weather, many producers wrapped up harvest this past week. Ninety-four per cent of the crop is now in the bin, up from 89 per cent last week. Harvest progress remains ahead of the five-year (2012-2016) average of 90 per cent for this time of year. Most producers with […] Read more


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Metro plans automated distribution for Ontario

One of Canada’s biggest grocery chains plans to build new hubs to distribute both fresh and frozen foods to its Ontario stores. Quebec-based Metro Inc. said Wednesday it expects to put up $400 million to modernize and automate its Toronto operations between 2018 and 2023, building two new facilities for fresh and frozen food distribution […] Read more



Ask the right questions of your management consultant

Farmers can go online and get 10 different quotes for the same model of tractor — but that’s not so with hiring a farm business management consultant.
 “Farmers get frustrated when they look on the soft side of business — the management or consulting side — because they don’t know if they’re getting fair value,”[...]
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Consultations close on tax planning proposals

Calls from farm groups and federal opposition politicians for further consultations on a proposed overhaul of the private corporation tax system have been shut down in the House of Commons. A motion Tuesday from Ontario Tory MP Pierre Poilievre, vice-chair of the Commons finance committee, calling for consultations to continue beyond their Monday deadline through[...]
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Sask. harvest 89 per cent complete, warm, dry weather needed to wrap things up

Saskatchewan Crop Report for the week ending October 2

Warm and dry weather earlier in the week allowed many producers to return to the field after several days of rain delays. Eighty-nine per cent of the crop is now in the bin, up from 78 per cent last week. Harvest progress remains ahead of the five year (2012-2016) average of 82 per cent for[…]
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Farm safety conference to focus on new and emerging agricultural trends

The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) will hold
its 23rd annual conference “Agsafety — Make it a Record Year!” and annual general meeting in Edmonton, Alta., from October 3 to 5, 2017. “Farming is dynamic,” says Marcel Hacault, CASA’s Executive Director. “Trends, technology and legislation affect how we deal with farm health and safety. CASA is[…]
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