FCC confident amid rising farm debt

The picture of farm debt on the ground matches the bigger industry picture and it says Canadian farmers are generally in good financial shape. A new report by Farm Credit Canada suggests producers are doing well despite a softening of all the key financial ratios in 2015. Record farm income and solid asset appreciation have […] Read more


Canadian farm debt grows

Canadian agriculture remains in good financial shape despite a softening of all the key financial ratios in 2015, says Farm Credit Canada. Record farm income and solid asset appreciation have bolstered farm finances but 2015 was the first year in a long time that some of the key financial ratios weakened slightly. “Canadian agriculture continues […] Read more


Record debt threatens farming in West

For the 23rd consecutive year, Canadian farm debt has hit a new record. In the West, the debt load is particularly severe, raising questions about the future of this vital industry. Farmers in British Columbia are faring best, with $6 billion in debt. Manitoba and Saskatchewan are middle of the road, with more than $8 […] Read more



Staying afloat

Canadian farmers are accumulating more debt, but their assets are growing at a faster pace, according to Statistics Canada. The value of total farm liabilities was up $5 billion on Dec. 31, 2014, compared to a year earlier. Assets were up $43 billion over the same period. Total assets were $525 billion compared to $78 […] Read more