The 2021 average increase in farmland values isn’t entirely surprising, says J.P. Gervais, chief economist for Farm Credit Canada (FCC), but the magnitude of the increase certainly is. With a weighted average of 8.3 per cent on the year, the significant weather events of the year — the extreme drought for the Prairies and parts of… Read More

Welcome to this Tuesday edition of RealAg Radio! We’re nearly half-way through March, if you can believe it. Today’s focus is heavy on land prices — so you won’t want to miss it. You’ll hear: J.P. Gervais of Farm Credit Canada, breaking down some of the highlights from FCC’s Farmland Values Report; Janice Tranberg of… Read More

According to Farm Credit Canada’s Farmland Values Report, Canadian farmland increased in value by 5.4 per cent in 2020 and 8.3 per cent in 2021, an entire year under pandemic conditions and during an extreme drought for Western Canada. The largest increases were in Ontario (22.2 per cent) and British Columbia (18.1 per cent), followed… 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

We’ve reached the mid-week edition of RealAg Radio! Thanks for joining us. Today’s show is brought to you by Farmers Business Network! On today’s show you’ll hear from: Breen Neeser, Canadian country head of Farmers Business Network; Carrie Tait, reporter with The Globe and Mail, on a recent article she wrote about rural communities; J.P…. Read More

Today’s LIVE! segment features J.P. Gervais, chief economist with Farm Credit Canada, and our illustrious host Shaun Haney to talk all about farm economics, Canada jobs numbers, and the latest analysis on global trends and interest rates. Tune in every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 3 pm Eastern on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Twitch, for… Read More

Today’s Tuesday show is coming to you live from the RealAg Radio studio at Lethbridge, Alta., You’ll hear: The top ag news stories of the day; RealAgriculture’s Kelvin Heppner with a discussion on a recent article he wrote about some of the concerns Canadian equipment manufacturers have regarding intellectual property in the USMCA deal; Farm… Read More

After a couple brief discussions on the highly controversial leaked photos of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, some college football, and more, today’s show covers: The top ag news, with RealAgriculture’s Jessika Guse; What does the Federal Reserve’s move down on interest rates mean for Canada, especially given the lack of movement here? Farm Credit Canada’s… Read More


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