GFM Network News


Alberta groups receive funding for community projects

More than a dozen Alberta communities and organizations have received funding from Farm Credit Canada’s AgriSpirit Fund. The fund awards between $5,000 and $25,000 for community improvement projects such as hospitals and medical centres; fire and rescue equipment; playgrounds; food banks; libraries; arenas; swimming pools; recreation areas; and community centres. There were 1,214 applications this […] Read more

Grants available for linguistic minority communities

Applications due by Jan. 8, grants range from $2,000 to $10,000

Community and volunteer groups in English and French linguistic minority communities can receive grants to encourage the use of Canada’s official languages in their area. Farm Credit Canada’s Expression Fund will give grants ranging from $2,000 to $10,000 to fund initiatives such as community centres, schools, and daycare centres as well as projects such as theatrical productions, art galleries, and […] Read more


Fahler centre receives funding

The Centre d’appui à la famille et à l’enfance (CAFE) Nord-Ouest in Fahler is one of eight recipients of a grant from Farm Credit Canada’s Expression Fund. The centre received $7,500 from the fund, part of $50,000 in grants given out this year to eight groups across the country. More than 110 organizations applied for […] Read more

FCC expands loan program for young farmers

Farm Credit Canada is expanding its loan program for young farmers by $500 million. FCC launched the program four years ago and had nearly 6,000 loans totalling more than $1.3 billion as of Dec. 31, 2015. The Young Farmer Loan program provides qualified producers, under age 40, with loans of up to $500,000 to purchase […] Read more


Alberta 4-H clubs get FCC funding

Fifty-two 4-H clubs in Alberta are beneficiaries of Farm Credit Canada’s 4-H Club Fund. The farm lender donated $122,000 to 251 4-H clubs across Canada to support various local events and activities, with $26,000 going to Alberta clubs. The fund is part of FCC’s $1-million contribution committed over four years to 4-H Canada. This contribution, […] Read more

FCC awards honour women in agriculture

Farm Credit Canada (FCC) is seeking nominations for the 2013 FCC Rosemary Davis Award, which recognizes and honours Canadian women for their leadership and commitment to agriculture. Individuals are encouraged to take time to recognize a woman who is making a difference in the agriculture industry. Self-nominations are also encouraged. Candidates are selected based on […] Read more


FCC seeks applications from official language minority communities

For the sixth year in a row, Farm Credit Canada (FCC) will award $50,000 from the FCC Expression Fund to encourage the use of Canada’s official languages in communities across Canada. The fund supports projects that contribute to the vitality of official language minority communities and help residents express the cultural and linguistic diversity of […] Read more

FCC seeks applications from official language minority communities

For the sixth year in a row, Farm Credit Canada (FCC) will award $50,000 from the FCC Expression Fund to encourage the use of Canada’s official languages in communities across Canada. The Expression Fund supports projects that contribute to the vitality of official language minority communities and help residents express the cultural and linguistic diversity […] Read more


Farmland Values In Alberta Continue To Climb

The average value of farmland in Alberta increased by 1.0 per cent in the first half of 2009, Farm Credit Canada (FCC) says in its latest semi-annual Farmland Values Report. This is the third consecutive semi-annual increase and follows increases of 2.2 and 6.7 per cent in the two previous reporting periods. The complete report […] Read more

Farmland Values Up Again

The average value of farmland in Alberta increased by 2.2 per cent in the second half of 2008, according to the semi-annual Farm Credit Canada (FCC) Farmland Values Report. This is the third consecutive semi-annual increase and follows increases of 6.7 and 10.3 per cent in the previous two reporting periods. The complete report is […] Read more