Farm Credit Canada is reporting average farmland prices last year increased six percent in Alberta, 5.4 percent in Saskatchewan and 3.6 percent in Manitoba. | Screencap via fcc-fac.ca

Farmland continues to be a great investment

It’s not quite like the 2011-15 timespan when farmland prices increased by 10 to 20 percent annually, but land prices continued to rise in 2020. Considering the grain price outlook for 2021, values should continue to boom. Farm Credit Canada is reporting average farmland prices last year increased six percent in Alberta, 5.4 percent in […] Read more

Average farmland values rose by six percent in Alberta last year, 5.4 percent in Saskatchewan and 3.6 percent in Manitoba, Farm Credit Canada said in its 2020 Farmland Values Report, released March 15. | File photo

Farmland values rise 5.4 percent nation-wide

Farmland values across Western Canada continued their upward trend in 2020, despite a global pandemic that turned the rest of the Canadian economy on its ear. Average farmland values rose by six percent in Alberta last year, 5.4 percent in Saskatchewan and 3.6 percent in Manitoba, Farm Credit Canada said in its 2020 Farmland Values […] Read more

In the last 10 or 15 years, few investments have been better than farmland. | File photo

Farmland values still rising, but rate of increase slowing

Canadian farmland values continued to climb during the first half of 2020, according to an interim valuation review by agricultural lender Farm Credit Canada. But the appreciation rate is not as rapid as it was a few years ago. Across Canada, farmland values rose on average by 3.7 percent during the first six months of […] Read more


In its 2019 Famland Values Report, FCC said the average value of farmland across Canada increased by 5.2 percent in 2019. That's the smallest annual increase in at least a decade. | Screencap via fcc-fac.ca

Farmland value rate increases are slowing

Canadian farmland values are still on the rise, according to Farm Credit Canada, but the rate at which they are rising is slowing. In its 2019 Famland Values Report, FCC said the average value of farmland across Canada increased by 5.2 percent in 2019. That’s the smallest annual increase in at least a decade. The […] Read more

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