The 2021 average increase in farmland values isn’t entirely surprising, says J.P. Gervais, chief economist for Farm Credit Canada (FCC), but the magnitude of the increase certainly is. With a weighted average of 8.3 per cent on the year, the significant weather events of the year — the extreme drought for the Prairies and parts of… Read More

According to Farm Credit Canada’s Farmland Values Report, Canadian farmland increased in value by 5.4 per cent in 2020 and 8.3 per cent in 2021, an entire year under pandemic conditions and during an extreme drought for Western Canada. The largest increases were in Ontario (22.2 per cent) and British Columbia (18.1 per cent), followed… Read More

The  Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) has launched an advocacy campaign called Home Grown in an effort to decrease the loss of farmland to development. “Once it’s paved over, it’s gone forever,” the organization says. Home Grown focuses on protecting and preserving farmland and domestic food production, and is designed to increase awareness on the issue and… Read More

Farmland in British Columbia and Quebec increased the most in value in 2020, with Alberta rounding out the top three according to Farm Credit Canada’s annual farmland value report. Despite COVID-19, on average, Canadian farmland values increased by 5.4 per cent, following a just-slightly lower 2019 value of 5.2 per cent growth. Land in British Columbia… Read More

Average farmland values in Canada crept up an average of 3.7 per cent in the term ending June, 2020, led by growth in Alberta, B.C. and New Brunswick, according to the most recent Farm Credit Canada (FCC) farmland values report. This increase is in line with mid-year results over the past five years, which showed… Read More

Near the end of November and into December, Manitoba Agriculture will have its auction for Crown land leases. “The former Department of Agriculture conducted extensive consultations with stakeholders on the allocation of agricultural Crown lands,” says Blaine Pedersen, minister of agriculture and resource development. “The auction system is a fair and transparent approach that will… Read More

We’ve seen results from an early-campaign survey on what Canadians are worried about in regards to food, and we’ve heard from each of the four main parties heading into this federal election. But what I want to know is, what are YOUR priorities, Canadian agriculture? As media, I watched the debate, I interviewed Sylvain Charlebois… Read More

Area One Farms, an investment firm that builds equity partnerships with Canadian farmers, has announced the launch of Area One Farms Fund IV and Fund V. The two funds will offer investors the “opportunity to invest in equity partnerships with Canadian farmers and farmland.” According to a press release, Fund IV will offer Canadian institutional… Read More

 

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