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Effective Use Of Financial Tools Already At Your Fingertips — David Derwin

November 2016



Borrowing at 0% interest is about as good as it gets.

When only 20% of producers are using available cash advance programs, like the one administered by the Canadian Canola Growers, you have to question why more farmers are not taking advantage of effective borrowing programs.

Shaun talked with David at the Ag Excellence Conference about why producers are reluctant to use the tools available to them and how you can learn by doing to become a more profitable farm in the long run. Continue listening… here or here

Price next year’s crop now

November 2016

Analyst urges farmers to make at least some fall 2017 cash sales now to protect prices…...continue reading

"You grew it... Make them pay" - Elevate your marketing from good to great

September 2016

Commodity marketing can be like dancing a two-step with work boots on. Your timing is often off, you’re dragging your feet, and you trip way too often...continue reading

Hard Times for Farmers Hits Potash Demand

August 2016

David Derwin, Commodities Portfolio Manager of PI Financial joins Bloomberg TV Canada’s Pamela Ritchie to discuss demand for potash as Potash Corp and Agrium are in merger talks...continue watching

David Derwin with PI Financial says many farmers do not take advantage of marketing options to protect their revenue

June 2016

He says the most common used tools are production contracts and basis contracts...continue listening

Expert says too many farmers working without a net

February 2016

Fewer than one in 10 producers use options to set a floor price for their grain - “If you don’t have options in place, your tool box is not quite complete,” said David Derwin, an investment adviser with PI Financial...continue reading

Don't Let Boredom Spark Urge to Sell

Nov 26, 2015 

Today's weak crop prices make for a boring market with little incentive to sell, but farmers can still take steps to be ready when stronger prices reutn, say marketing professionals...continue reading

Farmers should increase focus on long-term goal

September 17, 2015

Many farms are multi-million dollar businesses, but aren’t acting like it. It’s a situation that can occur when a business, especially a farm, grows based on its success, but the operators don’t realize that it has become a complex operation ...continue reading

Farm consultants explore network services

September 10, 2015

Tax, risk management, farm management and real estate specialists meet to talk about the fragmented advisory industry ...continue reading

Cover Your Assets

March 25, 2015

The Manitoba Canola Growers in partnership with PI Financial Corp, CME Group and FarmLInk Marketing Solutions cover marketing strategies including hedging, futures, options....continue reading

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