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To Lease Or Not To Lease

Bernie Buysitall and his partner Louis Leasumting became clients last year. They have a great operation consisting of 2,500 acres of cash crops in southern Manitoba. They have an informal partnership both reporting income on their personal tax returns. They have had the fortune of three great crops in a row and have prepaid their […] Read more


Hiring The Rest: Who Can You Afford To Pay?

In this day and age, the skill set demanded of farm managers is tremendous: financial management; strategic planning; accounting; agronomy; human resources; marketing; information technology management and support; equipment repair, the list goes on. There is no one manager out there that fits the bill on all accounts. Not to worry, there is no end […] Read more

Put Working Capital To, Well, Work

Cornie Cudcostembig and Walter Waitnsee are two go-getters in theGrainewsfarm community. We have worked with these two chaps for a couple of years and found their story very interesting. Cudcostembig and Waitnesee farm beside each other and both have experienced good margins in the grain industry. Cudcostembig decided he wanted a big shed. He had […] Read more


How To Focus On Management And Goal Setting

We recently met with Billy Bothways who drove home the need to have focused management and strategic planning. He’s a fantastic farmer who has a very profitable operation. In the last couple of years, however, Bothways seems to be struggling with focus. In the past year, he’s called us numerous times asking our opinion on […] Read more

When To Sell Land

We have recently had a number of discussions with clients regarding the decision of whether or not to sell land. One such discussion has been with Art Appreciator. He was struggling with the decision to sell land to pay off some debt. Art ran into some financial trouble a while back and has been sitting […] Read more


Texas In The Lexus Or Dodge In The Lodge, Part 5

In the first four parts of this multi-part series, we stressed the importance of understanding and committing to very clear goals prior to entering into retirement planning. Part two stressed the importance of calculating your financial needs for retirement and your options to generate cash by earning cash with assets or generating cash through the […] Read more

Texas In The Lexus Or The Lodge With The Dodge, Part 4

In the first three parts of this multi-part series, we stressed the importance of understanding and committing to very clear goals prior to entering into retirement planning. Part two stressed the importance of calculating your financial needs for retirement and your options to generate cash flow. Part three shed light on the tax considerations and […] Read more


Texas In The Lexus Or The Lodge With The Dodge, Part 3

In part one and two of this multi-part series, we stressed the importance of understanding and committing to very clear goals prior to entering into retirement planning. Part two stressed the importance of calculating your financial needs for retirement and outlined your options to generate cash by earning cash with assets or generating cash through […] Read more