It’s a seller’s market right now for anyone looking to divest themselves of Canadian farmland, pretty much across the country. That’s the word from Farm Credit Canada vice-president and chief agricultural economist, J.P. Gervais. And it may get snapped up even before it hits the market, with renters paying asking prices rather than letting it get away. In 2017, Saskatchewan led the way with a 10.2 percent annual increase in farmland value. Gervais notes that there are great variations in price changes between regions.
About The Author
October 24, 2018
March 14, 2019
Owen Roberts is a faculty member in the Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications program at the University of Illinois. As an agricultural journalist, he is the past president of the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists and a lifetime achievement award recipient from the Canadian Farm Writers' Federation. His programs and research papers have been recognized nationally and internationally through awards from the Journal of Applied Communications, the National Agri-Marketing Association, the Association for Communications Excellence, and others.