While many farmers are planning their seeding for 2018, Farm Credit Canada’s (FCC) agriculture economists have five trends they want to plant in the minds of Canadian producers, food processors and retailers.
The livestock sector takes the red ribbon as the hottest sector in Canadian agriculture based on projected cash receipts over the next 12 months, according to Farm Credit Canada’s (FCC) agriculture economics team.
FCC is giving $1.5 million through its FCC AgriSpirit Fund to 78 community groups across Canada to support rural capital projects.
A strong financial performance enables Farm Credit Canada’s (FCC) to enhance products and services for customers, give back to communities and provide free learning opportunities for the entire industry, said FCC president and CEO Michael Hoffort, in releasing the federal Crown corporation’s annual report.
Farmers and agribusiness operators should take the opportunity to review their financial strategies following the this week’s modest increase in the Bank of Canada’s overnight interest rate, says FCC’s Chief Agricultural Economist J.P. Gervais.
As Canadians enjoy fresh, local fruit this summer, producers can expect mixed results from the fruits of their labour this fall.
Canada’s food and beverage exports have nearly doubled over the past decade and the sector continues to stand out from the rest of the country’s manufacturing industry, according to J.P. Gervais, chief agricultural economist for Farm Credit Canada
Average farmland values in Canada continued to climb in 2016, but lost steam in most provinces, according to Farm Credit Canada’s (FCC) latest Farmland Values Report.
Farm Credit Canada is now accepting applications from registered charities and non-profit organizations in rural Canada for the FCC AgriSpirit Fund. The fund will award $1.5 million in funding this year to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary.
For 10 years, Farm Credit Canada (FCC) has been contributing to the vitality of Canada’s official languages through the FCC Expression Fund. This year, $50,000 was awarded to eight minority language projects across Canada.
FCC announced a new loan for young entrepreneurs in the agriculture retail, manufacturing and food processing sectors.