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Business and Economics Page
The Business and Economics section includes valuable tools and resources to assist you in making sound agribusiness decisions.

Successfully managing and planning your business success starts with you. Contact your local Manitoba Agriculture GO Centre for the support, advice and resources you need to make sound decisions for the continued success of your farm business.  If you have questions, email us and a farm management specialist will contact you. 

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  • Marketing Poor Quality Grain Weather and untimely rains can often create higher disease pressure, as well as producers struggling to get the crop off in a timely matter.  This combination can typically result in poor quality grain being harvested.  Marketing lower quality grain can create unneeded stress and grief for producers, however there are ways to cope with downgraded crops.  The most important part of marketing poor quality grain is being prepared.  Don’t panic, know the quality and find a buyer who will offer the best value.
  • Hiring an Advisor for your Farm (PDF 312 KB)
    A good advisor can provide insight and expertise, helping you move your farm from where it is now to where you want it to be. An advisor can play a number of roles for you, and may save time and money when it comes to making important decisions.
  • Alternative Minimum Tax  can be a factor when taxable capital gains are reported, when certain tax credits or losses are claimed and in other situations involving the farm business. This brochure explains when this tax is most likely to come into play, how it is calculated and how it may affect estate planning.
  • Capital Gains and Losses can have a significant impact on the income tax paid when farm assets are being sold or transferred. This booklet defines capital gains and losses, and explains how they are calculated.
    • Tax Planning Worksheet shows the information given in the Capital Gains Exemption fact sheet as a tax calculation example.
  • Farm Software And Worksheets
    Put data to work on your farm with these interactive tools. They’ll help you make the informed decisions for your farm and family.

Farm Business E-News
Your information source on farm management topics, including government programs and services, important deadlines and upcoming events.

Rural Biz E-bulletin
Your information source on entrepreneurship and small business, including business management strategies, profiles of Manitoba entrepreneurs, government programs and services, important deadlines and upcoming events.

Important Dates 

Delta  Hotel, Winnipeg
February 15-16, 2017: Crop Connect Conference 2017
Victoria Inn Hotel and Convention Centre in Winnipeg
February 17, 2017:  Bridging the Gap: Succession & TransitionPlanning Workshop for Farm Families!
Victoria Inn Hotel & Convention Centre in Winnipeg
Morden, Manitoba 

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