There has yet to be a successful bid for Merit Functional Foods nine months after the plant protein company, with its processing plant in Winnipeg, Manitoba, entered receivership. Merit’s receiver — PwC — filed a court update on Nov. 14 acknowledging the sales process launched in March had not resulted in any purchase agreement. The… Read More

Farm Credit Canada (FCC) has announced a new loan program to help cattle producers maintain or expand herds in the face of high cattle prices and tight feed supplies. The FCC Replacement Heifer Program is a loan with a maximum two-year period of interest-only and a maximum life of seven years. For this loan, variable… Read More

On this weekend’s show, host Shaun Haney is joined by: Andrew Pritchard with Nutrien with a fall weather forecast; Steve Pratte with the Canadian Canola Growers Association on a Transport Canada rail review; J.P. Gervais with Farm Credit Canada on FCC’s mid-year land value report; and, David Marit, Saskatchewan Minister of Agriculture on why the… Read More

Even as inflation continues to grow and increasing borrowing costs have put pressure on farm incomes, farmland values across Canada rose 7.7 per cent in the first half of 2023, according to Farm Credit Canada’s Mid-Year Land Value report. Tight supply has continued to support land appreciation for now, says FCC chief economist J.P. Gervais…. Read More

Farm Credit Canada (FCC) has announced a three-year extension of its sponsorship of the Ottawa Smart Farm. The partnership with Area X.O, the research and development complex for next-gen smart mobility, autonomy and connectivity and home of the Ottawa Smart Farm, is designed to accelerate agri-tech innovation, adoption, and impact on farmers, Canada’s agricultural sector, and… Read More

Farm Credit Canada has announced a new financial commitment in the development of agriculture startups through a partnership with Saskatchewan-based Agtech Accelerator. The accelerator is a venture-backed program founded by Cultivator powered by Conexus, Emmertech, and Economic Development Regina (EDR). “Providing financial support to Agtech Accelerator is a natural fit for FCC’s venture capital program…. Read More

New technologies may work in the lab or in a research setting, but can they provide value in the real-world on a modern, large-scale commercial farm? That’s the basic premise behind a unique arrangement that has come to be known as “Innovation Farms,” just northwest of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Grosse Isle-area farmer and long-time seed grower… Read More

Farm Credit Canada’s (FCC) Sustainability Incentive Program is open to applicants in partnership with the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (CRSB) and McCain Foods. The program pays out incentive payments calculated on a portion of a customer’s lending with FCC if they are also participating in specific certification programs, including the CRSB certification initiative and… Read More

Hello March! Thanks for tuning in to RealAg Radio. Today’s show is brought to you by U.S. Borax. On today’s show hear: Art Douglas, professor emeritus at Creighton University in Nebraska, on the long term weather forecast for 2023; JP Gervais, Farm Credit Canada, on Canada’s weaker than expected GDP number; and, Kent Bacus, National… Read More

 

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