Lessening the Sting of the AMT After Land Sales

Grainews is an agricultural based publication written for farmers, and often by farmers, in a style they understand. Don and Erik work closely with author Andrew Allentuck, providing the background financial plans and theoretical analysis for Andrew's Farm Financial Planner column. A couple we'll call Herb, who is 67, and his wife, Mary, 60, farm... Continue Reading →

Grandchild Will Inherit Widow’s Farm

Grainews is an agricultural based publication written for farmers, and often by farmers, in a style they understand. Don and Erik work closely with author Andrew Allentuck, providing the background financial plans and theoretical analysis for Andrew's Farm Financial Planner column. Celeste, as we'll call her, is 75. She lives in south-central Manitoba and owns... Continue Reading →

Time to Decide What To Do With the Land

Grainews is an agricultural based publication written for farmers, and often by farmers, in a style they understand. Don and Erik work closely with author Andrew Allentuck, providing the background financial plans and theoretical analysis for Andrew's Farm Financial Planner column. In southern Manitoba, a widow we'll call Eleanor, 73, wants to decide what to... Continue Reading →

Life Insurance Backs Succession Plan

Grainews is an agricultural based publication written for farmers, and often by farmers, in a style they understand. Don and Erik work closely with author Andrew Allentuck, providing the background financial plans and theoretical analysis for Andrew's Farm Financial Planner column. A couple we'll call Martha, 60, and Max, 61, farmed in south-central Manitoba for... Continue Reading →

Purchasing the Family Farm: Three sons want to buy the family farm. Purchase costs could ruin the plan

Grainews is an agricultural based publication written for farmers, and often by farmers, in a style they understand. Don and Erik work closely with author Andrew Allentuck, providing the background financial plans and theoretical analysis for Andrew's Farm Financial Planner column. A couple we'll call Jack and Terri, both 63, have farmed in south-central Manitoba... Continue Reading →

Affordability of Farm Land

A couple of weeks ago we talked about the affordability of residential housing in various countries around the world. The question arises, is the current price of farm land affordable? There are three aspects in establishing the fair market value of farm land. The first aspect is emotional. You've probably heard the local coffee shop... Continue Reading →

Farming Corp Changes Coming?

The Canadian Finance Department just released a discussion paper about proposed changes to various aspects of our current capital gains tax regulations with public input until Oct 2nd. About 25% of all commercial Canadian farmers are incorporated. The corporation is a separate legal entity in which a business can operate or assets can be held.... Continue Reading →

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