Tag: FCC

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 »

FCC Launches Social Media Campaign to Get Injured Farmers #BackToAg

Farm Credit Canada, along with the Rick Hansen Foundation and Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA), have launched #BackToAg – a social media campaign to help raise money for a new program that helps get injured farmers back to doing what they love best. From May 29 to June 13, Farm Credit Canada, Rick Hansen Foundation,… Read more »

Farm Safety: Let’s Talk About It

Farm safety leaders are convinced talking is as necessary as safety equipment and training in preventing farm injuries. So maybe it’s not surprising the theme for this year’s Canadian Agricultural Safety Week, which runs March 9-15, is Farm Safety: Let’s Talk About It. Dean Anderson of Guelph, Ont., the agricultural program manager for Workplace Safety… Read more »

Ag More Than Ever is Changing Perceptions, More to Be Done: Lyndon Carlson

Farm Credit Canada launched a massive, industry-wide PR campaign last year not for itself but for the entire agriculture industry. Yes, agriculture — farming, food, the industry, farmers — for everyone. The Agriculture More Than Ever movement has since been joined by several partners, including RealAgriculture.com, with a goal of connecting consumers to agriculture and… Read more »

FCC Launches New FM PRO App – Matt Van Dijk, Farm Credit Canada

The uptake of mobile technology by farmers has been very documented and discussed on our site.  Another app has hit the app store to improve farmer’s efficiency and productivity while on the go. At Canada’s Farm Progress show in Regina, Shaun Haney, RealAgriculture.com Founder,  talked to Matt Van Dijk about FCC’s new mobile app that… Read more »

What’s Your Land Purchase Strategy?

With growth like we’ve seen in the last five to 10 years, buying farm land is as close as you can get to a sure bet, right? While it’s true that money invested in land recently has returned far more than you’d make in more public investments, it doesn’t mean the investment is without risk…. Read more »

FCC Land Value Report Spring 2013 – J.P. Gervais, Farm Credit Canada

Land prices seem to have endless upward momentum. Farm Credit Canada’s latest land value estimates suggest some very impressive gains in values when taken on their own, but put those numbers over a three to five year span, and the bull run on prices seems unstoppable and nearly unbelievable in some cases. But it would… Read more »

J.P Gervais: Is Ontario Farmland Over Valued?

RealAgriculture.com’s Bern Tobin sat down yesterday with FCC’s chief agricultural economist Jean-Philippe Gervais to dig deep into what’s behind the recent run up in Ontario land values and where prices are headed. In this video fresh from yesterday’s full conference day at the Southwest Agricultural Conference being held at Ridgetown, Ont., Gervais answers some heady… Read more »

Real Leaders Ep 2 – Greg Stewart on Agriculture’s Image Today

In this second episode of the Real Leaders series, Kim McConnell asks Greg Stewart, Farm Credit Canada’s CEO, about farmers’ own perceptions of agriculture and how that impacts another generation of farmers. What’s more, Stewart shares his insight into what, as an industry, agriculture must teach the public and the future generation about farming and… Read more »

Tell Your Story Through “Agriculture More Than Ever”

Agriculture is an industry that has been misunderstood by those outside of it. It has at times been maligned, caricatured and left a mystery to the people who rely on it the most. A great deal of that has to do with the individuals involved in farming. In general, farmers are a low key group… Read more »