Ag ministers must decide on program review at meeting

Several Canadian farm organizations say they expect agriculture ministers will approve a review of business risk management programs at their annual meeting this week in St. John’s. Federal, provincial and territorial ministers are meeting July 20-21. Canada’s AgGrowth Coalition said a comprehensive policy review could be done over the next year, followed by another year […] Read more


Cattle risk management is a numbers game

Controlling losses | With small margins in the feedlot business, operators must closely monitor their operations

Knowing what he knows now, Greg Appleyard would have found someone to help with risk management 10 years ago. The former owner of Cattleland Feedyard at Strathmore, Alta., had to learn the hard way as he spent 20 years plotting a course through the vagaries of the beef and grain markets. “Eight years ago, if […] Read more