IFRS Snapshot: IAS 41 Agriculture

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IFRS Snapshot: IAS 41 Agriculture


Applied to account for the following if related to agricultural activity:

  • Biological assets = a living animal or plant, except for bearer plants.
  • Agricultural produce @ point of harvest.
  • Agricultural produce = harvested product of biological assets.
  • Harvest = the detachment of produce from a biological asset or the cessation of a biological asset’s life processes.
  • Government grants related to biological assets @ FV less costs to sell.

IAS 41 Agriculture

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Michelle Balmer CPA, CA

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Michelle Balmer, CPA, CA, is a Senior Assurance Services Partner with MNP. With 14 years of experience in public practice, Michelle helps a broad range of public and privately held companies in a variety of industries. She also works on special projects, including costing studies, benchmarking and best-practice studies, operational analyses, litigation support and due diligence.

As a key member of MNP's Assurance team, Michelle has played an instrumental role in assurance policy development, implementing accounting and assurance standards firm-wide and educating assurance practitioners regarding methodologies and new pronouncements. She also provides technical advice and consultation on accounting and assurance issues, as well as on rules of professional conduct issues, to all MNP practitioners.

Michelle was certified a Chartered Accountant (CA) after obtaining a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Alberta. She has been actively involved with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta, including the Chartered Accountants School of Business, in an instructional and marketing capacity. An avid volunteer, she has assisted numerous groups such as the Easter Seals of Alberta, Paralympic Sports Association and Junior Achievement of Northern Alberta.