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Saskatchewan farmland off limits for pension plans next month

Reuters/Staff — New rules for buying farmland in Saskatchewan, Canada’s biggest wheat- and canola-growing province, will take effect Jan. 4, and toughen its ban on pension plans investing, the provincial government said Monday. The changes make more explicit an existing ban on pension plans and trusts from buying land and continue to limit purchases of […] Read more

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Sask. opens farmland ownership review

Saskatchewan has kicked off public consultations for a review of its rules on investment in the province’s farmland. The consultation period, which runs until Aug. 10, is meant to help the province “understand who should, or should not be, allowed to own farmland in Saskatchewan,” Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart said in a release Wednesday. At […] Read more