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Securing Financial Interests in Crops, Machinery, and other Agricultural Property in Quebec

April 4, 2013

HYPOTHECS IN QUEBEC – GRANTING SECURITY OVER PROPERTY Prepared by Dany Afram in Miller Thomson’s Montreal office In the Province of Quebec, charges, mortgages or liens granted as security for the payment of debts and the performance of covenants in...


Farm Fixtures: A Saskatchewan Perspective

March 25, 2013 | David G. Gerecke, Kit McGuinness

Our February 28th blog post (“Farm Fixtures: Feed Bunks, Portable Cattle Squeezes, Feedmills and Granaries”) provided an excellent overview of the law surrounding farm fixtures in Canada. This post intends to build on it by offering perspective from one of...


Federal Budget 2013 – Proposed Amendments to the Tax Rules on Restricted Farm Losses

March 22, 2013 | Jennifer Spencer

The Federal Budget was released yesterday and of particular interest to the agriculture sector are proposed amendments to the tax provisions on restricted farm losses. Read the extensive Budget analysis from Miller Thomson’s Tax Group. The excerpt on Restricted Farm...


Canadian Agriculture – Agri-Business Helpful Links

March 20, 2013 | Jennifer Spencer

As a national group, we maintain contacts and links to agriculture and agri-business entities in Canada, from federal and provincial agencies, national marketing boards, industry councils, food inspection, to think tanks and some of the key reports on the Canadian industry.   Ministries of...


New National Voluntary Farm-Level Biosecurity Standard for the Grains and Oilseeds Industry

March 14, 2013 | Jennifer Spencer

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) released the National Voluntary Farm-Level Biosecurity Standard for the Grains and Oilseeds Industry on March 1, 2013. This voluntary Standard was developed in partnership with the CFIA and the provincial governments, Canada Grains Council,...


New Canadian National Standard for Biosecurity in the Dairy Industry

March 4, 2013 | Wendy A. Baker, Jennifer Spencer

Following the completion of its advisory process, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) released on February 5, 2013 a National Standard for biosecurity in the Canadian dairy industry.  The standard introduces four control areas for biosecurity interventions:  animal health management, animal...



February 28, 2013 | Jennifer Spencer

Miller Thomson’s Agribusiness and Food Group lawyers are excited to launch into cyberspace with our national blog about legal issues and challenges in agriculture and food production.  We are a diverse group who provide comprehensive legal services to agri-industries including...


Farm Fixtures: Feed Bunks, Portable Cattle Squeezes, Feedmills and Granaries

February 28, 2013 | Brian P. Kaliel

Whether personal property is a “fixture” can have important consequences to buyers, sellers, and lenders. Items which are securely affixed to land, such as buildings with concrete foundations, are generally considered to be part of the land, and will be...


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