Farmland values have gone up every year since 1993 but have slowed to single digits since hitting a national average of 10 percent in 2015. | File photo

Farmland value increases slow down

Farmland values across Canada are still rising but at a lower rate than recent years. Farm Credit Canada reviewed the first six months of 2019 and found a national average increase of three percent, compared to 6.6 percent for the entire year of 2018. However, FCC chief economist J.P. Gervais said he expects little change […] Read more

In 2017, Saskatchewan saw the highest average increase of 10.2 percent while British Columbia had the lowest increase at 2.7 percent. | File photo

Farmland values rise in Canada

Canadian farmland values increased at a higher rate in 2017 after a three-year slow-down, but that isn’t necessarily the beginning of a new trend, says Farm Credit Canada chief economist JP Gervais. The agency reported that the national average value increased by 8.4 percent in 2017, up from 7.9 percent the previous year and the […] Read more

Strong crop receipts and a low interest rate have put farmers in a solid financial position according to FCC's latest farmland values report. | File photo

Farmland values rise in Canada

A modest increase in Canadian farmland values last year after three years of declining rates is not necessarily the beginning of a new trend, says Farm Credit Canada chief economist J. P. Gervais. The agency reported that the national average value increased by 8.4 percent in 2017, up from 7.9 percent the previous year and […] Read more


Lower commodity prices and tighter margins are expected to take their toll on farmland prices in the United States.  |  File photo

U.S. farmland value set to fall if crop prices remain lacklustre

CHICAGO, Ill. — U.S. farmland is overpriced and a correction is coming, say economists. Brent Gloy, an economist with Agricultural Economic Insights, said U.S. land values were rising until a few years ago because farmers were making lots of money. However, that isn’t the case anymore. Budgets are tight. “Farmers for the last three or […] Read more

From 2011-16 farmland values in Canada increased, on average, more than 10 percent annually. Those double digit gains could be over, for a while, according to a new FCC report. | Screencap via www.fcc-fac.ca/

Farmland price boom may be ending: FCC

The era of booming farmland values may be coming to an end, says a new report from Farm Credit Canada. From 2011-16 farmland values in Canada increased, on average, more than 10 percent annually. Those double digit gains could be over, for a while, because the FCC is predicting farmland values to rise only one […] Read more


Canadian farmland values continued to rise in 2016, but the rate of increase fell for the third consecutive year. | File photo

Farmland values still rising on Prairies

Canadian farmland values continued to rise in 2016, but the rate of increase fell for the third consecutive year. The average value of Canadian farmland went up 7.9 percent, which is down from 10.1 percent in 2015, 14.3 percent in 2014 and 22.1 percent in 2013. Surprisingly strong farm cash receipts fueled increases in every […] Read more

Analysts expect land price increases to moderate after 2013 saw hikes of up to 25 percent.  |  Paul Hamilton/Flickr.com photo

Land price rise slows

The rate of increase in farmland values declined last year, and that will likely be the trend, says Farm Credit Canada. The average nationwide increase was 14.3 percent, down from 22.1 percent in 2013 and 19.5 percent in 2012. “While the increases are still significant in many parts of the country, they do suggest we […] Read more

Brian Patterson, associate broker with Clear View Property Management Ltd., convinced Allen to advertise the asking price for his farmland on a billboard in a field along Highway 23. It has attracted some attention. |  Barb Glen photos

Alberta farmland for sale: $13 million

Farmland prices climbing | Financial experts predict prices will plateau as interest rates start to rise

BARONS, Alta. — The price tag was $9 million when Barry Allen’s 13 quarter sections of farmland were first listed six years ago. Now the price is $13 million, and realtor Brian Patterson says it’s a gift at that. The big number is posted on a billboard along southern Alberta’s Highway 23, where it attracts […] Read more