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About ben

Immigrated to Canada in 1980 and dairy farmed for 9 years, obtained real estate license in Alberta in 1989 and have been selling Farm Real Estate for 27 years. Specializing in Farm/land investment, farm relocation and farm families immigrating to Canada, organizing business and farm immigration seminars, sales of quota (milk, poultry), water rights, irrigated land, crop farms, farm corporations (shares) ranches, livestock (Cattle, hogs) and commercial farm investment.

Canadian land market update from FCC, 2020 mid-year farmland values – affordability improves with growth in farm revenue

Source : FCC Leigh AndersonSenior Agricultural Economist Demand for Canadian farmland remains strong; however, tighter farm profitability contributed to a slower appreciation rate in all provinces but Alberta and Saskatchewan. Through the first six-month of 2020, Canadian farmland values increased by 3.7% on … Continue reading

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Land versus Gold

In a Forbes.com article published recently it compares land investment to gold investments. Founder & CEO of AcreTrader, an online farmland investment platform.  Farmland and gold are two of the world’s oldest and most valuable asset classes, and they share many … Continue reading

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Canada’s Farmland is an great investment

Investing in Canada land As published on MSN by: Grant Alexander Wilson, Department of Management & Marketing, Edwards School of Business, University of Saskatchewan © (Pixabay) Farm fields are seen near Watrous, Sask. COVID-19 has put the world’s economies on pace for … Continue reading

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2019 Land value FCC report

2019 land value report by FCC reflecting land values in Canada Below a overview of the increased values for the year per province and for Canada. Eastern Canada showed a great year with above average increases an the Prairie province’s … Continue reading

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Hemp is in and Oak is out

New hemp processing opens in Kentucky https://www.woodworkingnetwork.com/news/woodworking-industry-news/oak-out-hemp-hempwood-factory-opens-kentucky “Oak is out. Hemp is in,” says HempWood leader Greg Wilson, whose 15,600-square-feet factory is now officially open for business in Kentucky. HempWood is a reverse-engineered wood substitute with advantages over traditional oak hardwood, … Continue reading

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Today in Farm Real Estate investing, Investing for profit.

Investing in farm & land is often a long term plan with set goals in mind. Objectives can include buy and flip with short term capital gains. Often it is not attractive for tax strategies unless its involves tax planning … Continue reading

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FCC Farm report 2018

Farmland continued steady climb, Whether it means paying a higher price for land that has potential to be more productive or buying in blocks to improve the efficiency of their operations, producers are sharpening their pencils with an eye on … Continue reading

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Farmland Value Trend Newsletter – 2018 SERECON

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3 Big Reasons to Invest in Land

3 Big Reasons to Invest in Land by Laura Mueller If you’re looking for a good investment opportunity, you might not have to look much further than the ground beneath your feet. Land, especially in a country as expansive and … Continue reading

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2019 Land ownership and profits are closely linked

In the past land prices and income have been always linked, if farmers make more money they can afford higher prices for land or rent. Now economics of scale are shifting some investments in farmland for farmers that have low … Continue reading

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