The economic state of affairs for Canada right now is an interesting mix of rising prices, decreasing unemployment, and strong demand for export goods. There are both positive and negative factors at play in Canada’s economic recovery from the pandemic. Craig Klemmer, principal economist at Farm Credit Canada says that we’re seeing different levels of… Read More

Farmers looking to upgrade their farm management skills, without the cost and commitment of on-location learning, will be able to access a new online course beginning in January 2022. RBC Royal Bank, Farm Credit Canada and the University of Guelph have teamed up to offer an eight-module, learn-at-home course called Foundations in Agriculture Management. The… Read More

Farm Credit Canada (FCC) and the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) have both made contributions to the Hay West 2021 initiative to help cover shipping costs to send hay to drought-stricken farmers in the Prairie provinces. The 2021 Hay West initiative, organized by Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA), is moving hay from eastern Canada to the… Read More

The Canadian Centre for Food Integrity (CCFI) has reached an agreement with Farm Credit Canada (FCC), to assume leadership of the Agriculture More Than Ever brand and initiative. “It is important to acknowledge the excellent work FCC has done to promote public trust in the Canadian food system through Ag More Than Ever,” says John… Read More

This week’s financial news seems to be all about inflation concerns, but our guest today doesn’t share the same concern level as everyone else. JP Gervais, chief economist at Farm Credit Canada, joins host Shaun Haney for today’s RealAg LIVE! RealAg LIVE! streams every weekday at 3 pm E on Youtube, Facebook, and Twitter! SUMMARY… 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

It’s not lost on most that technology has become a driving force in agriculture. However, there are so many options out there now, and so many different things you can do with the data, that it can become overwhelming. Much of our equipment is now chock-full of data gathering technology, which is fantastic; but how… Read More

According to the latest trade report from Farm Credit Canada (FCC), one of Canada’s greatest opportunities for growth in global trade is in the food and beverage processing industry. “World population growth, higher purchasing power in emerging markets and new trade agreements are key factors in potentially creating more opportunities for Canada to increase exports,”… Read More

The national rural mental health training program, presented by the Do More Agriculture Foundation (DMA) and Farm Credit Canada, is entering its third year. Applications are now open for the next year of training. The education program is focused on mental health in the ag sector and is aimed at developing the capacity for mental… Read More

 

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