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Alberta land prices continue to soar

Farm cash receipts were a ‘pleasant surprise’ last year and that kept upward pressure on land prices

It was another big year for Alberta and Canadian farmland prices, according to Farm Credit Canada’s annual survey. On average, provincial farmland prices jumped by 11.6 per cent, the ag lender said in its 2015 Farmland Values Report while nationally they rose 10.1 per cent. But there are a lot of variations across the province, […] Read more

Grain transportation has reached another fork in the track with the release of the Canadian Transportation Act review report.

Alberta Wheat chair says rail review misses the mark

Kevin Auch says lifting the revenue cap would be a mistake and reciprocal penalties are needed

A panel that spent a year and a half reviewing the Canadian Transportation Act got its key recommendations wrong. That’s the reaction from farmers, including Alberta Wheat Commission chair Kevin Auch. “We need to have some measure of a level playing field in the whole rail transportation thing,” said Auch, who farms near Carmangay. “We’re […] Read more