Farmers and the agriculture industry face escalating challenges

  • Farmers and the agriculture industry face escalating challenges

    Farming & Agriculture


    By Collins Barrow

    Farmers and the agriculture industry face escalating challenges due, in part, to changing government policy, market trends and environmental influences. The professionals at Collins Barrow help bring greater clarity and guidance to this ever-changing industry.

    Collins Barrow - Farming and AgricultureIt is without a doubt that Canada’s agricultural industry faces significant challenges: Changing market trends, unforeseen environmental catastrophes and continually evolving government policy are just a sample of what farmers are contending with today. Consider global competition, price volatility, increased costs of doing business and the challenge of accessing capital – all real risks that require innovative and constructive financial support and advice.

    The professionals of Collins Barrow have been an integral advisor to Canada’s rural community. With offices from coast-to-coast, our extensive experience and relationships in the farming and agriculture sector has helped us develop the expertise to address the challenges and opportunities facing the industry today. We offer dedicated partners and professional staff, many of whom were born and raised on the farm, who will devise the right solutions for you – in an industry that is essential for Canada’s continuing prosperity.

    With Growing Clarity

    At Collins Barrow, we understand the agriculture industry and have served agri-business companies, producers and processors both domestically and internationally.

    The Canadian agricultural sector is certainly impacted by global trade, cost competitiveness, family succession issues and effective tax planning. These challenges, along with the overall sustainability of the sector, require specialists that recognize the industry’s unique opportunities, inherent risks and financial challenges. This translates into consistent strategies, an understanding of the options that exist for agri-businesses, producers and processors and clarity in the appropriate steps to contend with industry transformation.

    Our agriculture sector professionals understand and address these issues having served a wide range of mid-market clients from farm owners to large agri-business companies. We offer a wide range of audit, tax and advisory services to both large and small operations including:

    • Audit, Review and Compilations
    • Financial Statement Preparation
    • Forecasts and Projections, Performance Analysis and Strategic Planning
    • Succession Planning
    • Estate and Retirement Planning
    • Taxation Services including tax planning, preparation, commodity tax advice and international tax guidance
    • Scientific Research and Experimental Development (“SR&ED”) Tax Credit
    • Personal Financial Planning
    • Accounting System Reviews and Bookkeeping Assistance
    • Accessing capital and financing
    • Risk mitigation strategies including business planning, benchmarking, production analysis, operational efficiency and reporting

    Partner attention and accountability, a multi-disciplinary approach, industry leadership and most importantly, a commitment to clarity, that’s what you can expect with Collins Barrow. Speak to a Collins Barrow agriculture sector leader today.


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