Reaching for the STARS - $20K Raised at Grain World

STARS Air Ambulance was honoured to be the charity of choice at the 2018 Grain World Conference and Tradeshow. Event organizers had agreed to match all donations made to STARS up to $5,000, with a goal of raising $10,000 over the two days. Thanks to the generosity of those in attendance and Grain World organizers, an incredible $20,000 was raised for STARS.

Diving into the details of farm labour costs can feel like you’re opening a Pandora’s box. But it’s an important Pandora’s box to open. Just like calculating things like annual fuel costs, putting firm numbers to farm labour costs help you determine your overall production costs, break even point, and profitability. And those are the keys to the financial success of your farm.

The 2018 State of Grain Marketing report, prepared by FarmLogs, provides some helpful farm management figures. A recent survey of 1000 growers in the U.S. showed that 70% said that crop prices are one of their biggest challenges.

Cyber Insurance: A Complicated Necessity

Whether an organization suffers a cyber incident is no longer a question of “if” but “when” and as such, cyber security is a risk to be managed not solved.

The Hack You May Not Notice

Hacks, leaks and cyber attacks dominated the news in 2017. However, while these events were generally driven by the hackers intent to gather information either for their own use or for resale on the dark web or for the purposes of extorting money, a more ominous intent may emerge in 2018: data manipulation.