GFM Network News

FCC To Donate $1 Million To Rural Communities

Reading Time: < 1 minute In 2009, Farm Credit Canada is celebrating its 50th anniversary and will donate $1 million from the FCC AgriSpirit Fund to support local projects. The FCC AgriSpirit Fund applications will be accepted online at www.AgriSpirit.cafrom May 1 until June 15, 2009. The FCC AgriSpirit Fund is about making life better for people in rural communities. […] Read more

Farmland values continue to soar

The average value of Canadian farmland increased 5.6 per cent during the last six months of 2008. This is the third-highest percentage increase since 1997 and is similar to the 5.8 per cent increase in the fall 2008 report. Farmland values increased in every province except Prince Edward Island, which remained the same. Saskatchewan experienced […] Read more

Women sought for FCC award

Reading Time: < 1 minute Farm Credit Canada (FCC) is seeking nominations for the 2009 Rosemary Davis Award, which honours Canadian women for their leadership and commitment to agriculture. Last spring, Marie Logan, a farmer, 4-H and community leader from Lomond, Alberta, was one of five Canadian winners. “It was an opportunity of a lifetime to travel to Boston and […] Read more

FCC collects one million pounds of food

Reading Time: < 1 minute Farm Credit Canada’s (FCC) Drive Away Hunger program finished its final lap on Friday October 17, with 1,035,539 pounds of food for the hungry in Canada. The program doubled its national goal of 500,000 pounds. “We’re amazed by the generosity of our partners and the overwhelming response from people across Canada who dropped off food […] Read more

Farmland values up sharply

The average value of Canadian farmland increased 7.7 per cent during the last six months of 2007, Canada’s highest increase since 2002. This is higher than the 3.6 per cent increase in the first six months of 2007. Most provinces continue to see growth in farmland values, with British Columbia experiencing a huge 14.5 per […] Read more