Tag: FCC

Start from the roots: Ag industry comes together to form mental health initiative

More than $150,000 in funding was awarded to 4-H Canada’s new two-year program aimed at helping rural youth focus on healthy living — both emotionally and physically. Beginning in spring of next year, the program will roll out tools and resources to support kids facing mental health challenges. As communication is key, people will also learn… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Nov. 20: Special mental health focused show

For Tuesday’s RealAg Radio show, host, Shaun Haney, is live from Grain World at the 48th annual Canadian Western Agribition. Sponsored by Farm Credit Canada (FCC), Shaun speaks with various guests including Sean Stanford who opens up about his mental health journey and what it was like speaking to federal government standing committee on agriculture. Darren… Read more »

Data, artificial intelligence, and robots: what does disruption look like in agriculture?

The term “disrupter” is thrown around a lot. The term is often overused and misused, but it can kick off an exciting conversation when you have someone who actually understands the concept. That is just what happened when Marty Seymour, director, FCC industry and stakeholder relations joined host Shaun Haney at the RealAg Radio booth… Read more »

Volatility in global markets can spell opportunity for Canadian crops

So often grain markets take the stairs up, but the elevator down. If you’re getting dizzy watching global trade and global markets racing up and down like a rollercoaster, you’re likely wondering what the impact is of all this volatility. Craig Klemmer, principal agriculture economist for Farm Credit Canada, joins Shaun Haney for a frank… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Nov. 6: Banning glyphosate in Germany, CYSA speaking champ, and ASF hits 50 in China

Today’s show is very diverse! We have Jessika Guse back to discuss the top ag news stories of the day with RealAg Radio host, Shaun Haney. The pair discuss everything from the brand new inductees in to the Canadian Agriculture Hall of Fame, to what’s going on in China this week surrounding the international import… Read more »

How high will interest rates rise?

Ever since the great recession of 2008, interest rates have been ‘abnormally’ low. Although there has been noise about rising interest rates, the economic argument has been weak. But the economy is getting stronger, and along with that the argument to raise interest rates is also getting stronger. In this interview RealAg Radio host Shaun… Read more »

Quebec farm transitions through 11 generations

The road that runs along the St. Lawrence River’s north shore from Montreal to Quebec City is known as the Chemin du Roy (King’s Road). Built during the French regime, it was the colony’s very first road. In 1667, shortly before marrying a fille du roy (king’s daughter) named Élizabeth Crêtel, Nicolas Langlois acquired land… Read more »

What can young people do to start a farm transition discussion?

Three transition experts share their advice on the best way for the next generation to start the farm transition conversation. Show them you mean business Since any successful inter-generational transition must become a business transaction, I’ve found that young people who begin with a business approach tend to be taken more seriously. What’s this look… Read more »

Think transition, not succession

Despite armies of well-meaning accountants, bankers and consultants urging them to do so, many Canadian farm families don’t have a plan in place to transfer ownership between generations. It could be the word succession that’s getting in the way. This can imply an abrupt change, when the older generation is booted out to pasture and… Read more »

Here’s to the rancher: FCC salutes Canadian ag

Kent Barritt loves his family, his farm, and the Canadian agriculture industry.  Watch his family’s video and see why their fourth-generation beef operation means the world to him. “It’s a dream for me. And dreams don’t happen being lucky. They happen with a lot of passion, a lot of hard work and a lot of… Read more »

Canadian GDP shows better growth; interest rates may edge higher

Wednesday was a big day for economic news in both Canada and also for our friends south of the border, in the United States. Here at home, the market is digesting the most recent GDP data for November, while the U.S. Federal Open Market Committee made the decision to hold interest rates in the country…. Read more »

China’s economy still showing strong growth

Every week, there are mountains of global economic data to shuffle through. The past week’s info has Farm Credit Canada’s vice president and chief agricultural economist, JP Gervais, thinking about the direction of China’s economy. “If we just focus on China, economic growth of 6.7 percent — that’s actually pretty strong,” says Gervais, referring to… Read more »

Agvocate — do you embrace or avoid this term?

Agvocacy, agvocate, advocating for agriculture… As a farmer or rancher, do you like these words? Do you embrace these terms? Whether you embrace “agvocacy” or avoid it, what would the implications be in five years if the entire sector adopted your position? Producers tend to have strong positive and negative reactions to the activity of… Read more »

Farmland Prices Continue Climbing With Weaker Dollar

The average value of farmland in Canada continued to rise at a double-digit rate in 2015, according to Farm Credit Canada’s annual farmland values report published on Monday. FCC says “this year in particular, the differences between regions within each province varied a lot,” but the average value of farmland across the country rose by… Read more »

Back To Ag Program Ready for Second Round of Funding Applications

Five farmers have been awarded funding through a program called “Back to Ag”— the funding supports the cost of adaptive technology that injured farmers or agricultural workers need to return to farming. Created by the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) and supported by Farm Credit Canada (FCC) and the Rick Hansen Foundation (RHF), the Back… Read more »