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FCC reports rise in Manitoba farmland values

Astrong agricultural economy fuelled by low interest rates, growing world food demand and resulting higher commodity prices, continue to underpin a national increase in average farmland values. The average value of farmland in Manitoba increased by 13.9 per cent during the second half of 2012, according to a new Farm Credit Canada. The latest increase



Farm Borrowing Tapers Off

Forty-nine per cent of Canadian producers and agribusiness and agrifood operators surveyed by Farm Credit Canada plan to pay down debt in 2010, 29 per cent say they won’t spend much differently than in 2009 and 22 per cent will seek more financing, the Crown corporation says. The numbers are from an FCC Vision Panel

Apply For FCC AgriSpirit Fund

The application period for the Farm Credit Canada (FCC) AgriSpirit Fund opened May 3. Registered charities and non-profit organizations interested in applying for funding this year are encouraged to apply online at www.agrispirit.ca,from May 3 until June 14. The fund will provide $1 million to support rural capital projects across Canada. The FCC AgriSpirit Fund

FCC Honours Farm Women

Farm Credit Canada (FCC) is seeking nominations for the 2010 FCC Rosemary Davis Award, which honours Canadian women for their leadership and commitment to agriculture. FCC is looking for five women who deserve recognition for their achievements in the agriculture industry. They can be agriculture producers, agribusiness operators, agrologists, teachers, veterinarians, researchers, community builders, journalists,


New Funds To Support Rural 4-H

Farm Credit Canada (FCC) has announced the continuation and expansion of the FCC 4-H 4-Ever program in partnership with the Canadian 4-H Council, with an annual funding commitment of $250,000 for each of the next four years. The FCC 4-H 4-Ever program was conceived in 2006 to help raise awareness of 4-H and grow membership

Farmland values continue to soar

The average value of Canadian farmland increased 5.6 per cent during the last six months of 2008. This is the third-highest percentage increase since 1997 and is similar to the 5.8 per cent increase in the fall 2008 report. Farmland values increased in every province except Prince Edward Island, which remained the same. Saskatchewan experienced

Recognizing women in agriculture

“Agriculture is an important business in this country and women have always contributed to the success of the industry.” – Kellie Garrett Farm Credit Canada (FCC) is seeking nominations for the 2009 Rosemary Davis Award, which honours Canadian women for their leadership and commitment to agriculture. FCC honours five women annually who deserve recognition for


Farmland values up sharply

The average value of Canadian farmland increased 7.7 per cent during the last six months of 2007, Canada’s highest increase since 2002. This is higher than the 3.6 per cent increase in the first six months of 2007. Most provinces continue to see growth in farmland values, with British Columbia experiencing a huge 14.5 per