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GLOBAL AG RISK SOLUTIONS: SALES TEAM EXPANSION – WELCOME RYAN BONNETT

Global Ag Risk Solutions would like to welcome Ryan Bonnett to the role of Regional Sales Manager for Southern Alberta.Ryan has been a sales and management professional for 13 years in the Southern Alberta marketplace. He has worked for Cargill, Farmlink Marketing and BASF Canada over his career.  Ryan is passionate about Western Canadian agriculture and particularly enjoys farm management...

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New Options to Consider for Risk Management

By Kevin Hursh It’s the time of year for key risk management decisions. No two farms are alike, so there’s no cookie-cutter approach that will work for everyone, but here are some considerations.First of all, while crop insurance is a great program, it’s important to remember that it’s production insurance and not revenue insurance. The collapse in red lentil prices...

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Gross Margin Efficiency Benchmarks are Important Tool

By Terry Betker​Financial ratios can be useful tools to analyze farm business performance. A great example of this is gross margin efficiency.Expressed as a ratio, gross margin efficiency measures how efficiently a farm uses specific, productive inputs.To demonstrate, the calculation looks like this: gross margin divided by gross revenue equals gross margin ratio.Gross margin is calculated by...

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The Great Profitability Challenge of 2018 - Article by Kim Gerencser

The Great Profitability Challenge of 2018    The graphic seen above was shared at a recent CAFA chapter meeting (Canadian Association of Farm Advisors) and forwarded to me by one of my fellow CAFA colleagues who was in attendance. By coming from a reputable commodity trading entity, there is a level of trust we can have in the data presented.And the (projected) data looks...

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Is Private Insurance a Fit for Your Farm - an Article by Leeann Minogue

Is private insurance a fit for your farm? Two Sask-based companies are in the market. Find out how their products work.By Leeann Minogue Originally published in Grainews on January 23, 2018 Volume 44 Number 02We’re used to dealing with private sector hail insurance companies, or at least seeing their ads. Now two companies, both based in Moose Jaw, SK, are offering private crop insurance...

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