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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 32 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.

Farm expansion with higher interest rates

Farm loan interest has gone up substantial in the last few month’s, purchasing land has become a lot more expensive if you need to finance your land purchase.Buying land stays very affordable with the current crop prices however alternative financing … Continue reading

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Land values

Land values are so much more that statistics & numbers, large price differentials exist even between regions or area’s of provinces, Knowing the market if you are buying or selling can make all the difference in getting a fair market … Continue reading

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FCC Farmland values 2022

The new FCC farmland values report for 2022 has just been posted. Overall farmland prices went up 8.3% across Canada, with some provinces posting gains over 22% year over yearhttps://www.fcc-fac.ca/en/knowledge/economics/farmland-values-report.html

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A time to reflect

The last few months of the year is a time to reflect on farming , food production, cost of food & world hunger. In the fall we tend to reflect back on the year of farming and the struggles that … Continue reading

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2021 Farm value’s update

2021 mid-year farmland values update: Uncertainty doesn’t weaken demand Despite a drought in Western Canada and bumps in the economic recovery, robust commodity prices in late 2020 combined with low interest rates continued to support strong demand for farmland and … Continue reading

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Top 10 reasons to own farm land

1.    It’s a Farm /land, that is one reason that you should buy farmland, is because it’s a farm. Whether you’re retiring, starting on a farm or escaping the rat race, a farm can be your own special oasis. The hard work … Continue reading

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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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