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Financial support is available to injured farmers

Injured farmers can now receive financial assistance to acquire technology that makes it possible for them to return to work. The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) in partnership with Farm Credit Canada (FCC) and the Rick Hansen Foundation (RHF) is now offering a Back to Ag Program. The Back to Ag Program provides funding to

Protect that investment

It’s no secret that farmland is getting pretty pricey. The latest data released by Farm Credit Canada shows the average value of farmland in Manitoba increased by 13.9 per cent during the second half of 2012. Nationally, the average value of farmland has increased at the average annual rate of 12 per cent since 2008,

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

FCC honours five women leaders in agriculture

The Rosemary Davis Award recipients 
receive an all-expense-paid trip to a Boston leadership conference

Winnipeg geneticist and professor, Silvie Cloutier is among five women to receive the 2013 Rosemary Davis award from Farm Credit Canada (FCC). The award recognizes outstanding Canadian women for their leadership and commitment to the Canadian agriculture and agri-food industry. Cloutier’s research has been used in plant-breeding programs to protect crops from disease, improve production

Ag Safety Week organizers encourage farmers to get with the plan

This March, the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA), the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA), and exclusive corporate sponsor Farm Credit Canada (FCC) want to encourage farmers to “Get with the Plan!” just in time for Canadian Agricultural Safety Week, March 10 to 16, 2013. Canadian Agricultural Safety Week (CASW) is an annual public education campaign

Farmers read to students

Farmers and agricultural industry representatives are in classrooms in schools across the country this week as part of Canadian Agriculture Literacy Week. The second annual event March 3 to 10, which is delivered in Manitoba by Agriculture in the Classroom-Manitoba, focuses on Grade 3 to 5 students in more than 40 schools in the province.

FCC accused of overstepping its mandate

A new report by a leading public policy think-tank accuses Farm Credit Canada and other federal financial Crown corporations of “mission creep” by offering services far beyond their original mandates. The report by the C.D. Howe Institute recommends their authority “should be clearly circumscribed and even rolled back” so private lenders can do more to

Financial and succession planning part of speaker lineup

Manitoba Ag Days 2013 has another impressive lineup of speakers and presenters covering agronomy, finances, livestock, technology, marketing, farm transition and a little inspiration and humour thrown in for good measure. Leading on the inspiration and humour front is the keynote speaker, David Chilton, author of Canada’s all-time bestselling book, The Wealthy Barber. With his

Seven Manitoba projects supported

Staff / Seven rural Manitoba groups are among those receiving $80,000 through FCC’s AgriSpirit Fund next year. FCC is donating a total of $1 million to 90 rural community groups across Canada for various capital projects that will help improve quality of life for residents. Now in its ninth year, the FCC AgriSpirit Fund awards