Currents: The face of western Canada agriculture is changing quickly
When thinking of agriculture, Canadians might envision an industry characterized by large-scale grain production or ranches with a thousand head of cattle. Certainly the statistics – or even a simple drive through the Prairies – would seem to support this view. In 2015, Canada exported nearly $1.6 billion worth of beef products and $5.0 billionRead More
Currents: Survey results – Will debt crush the family farm?
“The industry will die if people cannot afford it.” “Good operators will and should take good calculated risks on debt.” “Once interest rates start to climb, we’re in big trouble.” As a part of our series on debt in agriculture, we asked the farming community to provide its thoughts on the growing level of debtRead More
Currents: Will debt crush the family farm – Share your story #AgDebt
Are you facing a mountain of farm debt? Are you leaving farm debt behind to the next generation? How do you feel about the future? We want to know what you think. Take our short survey, share your comments on Twitter using #AgDebt, or send your thoughts to *protected email* and we’ll share the results in anRead More
Currents: The sweet success of western Canada’s honey business
Western Canada is well-known for its agriculture production and expertise. Who doesn’t enjoy Alberta beef with a side of Saskatchewan lentils? Perhaps a lesser known fact is that the majority of Canadian honey is also produced in the West. The region consistently provides more than 80 per cent of national honey production. Many beekeepers haveRead More