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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.

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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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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