Farmland prices threatening future of farming

CTV News
Tuesday, 22 May 2018
By CTV News
The average price of farmland in Canada has more than doubled in the last 10 years, leading to concerns about the future of agriculture in this country as a large group of farmers retires over the next decade. | READ MORE

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0 #2 kevin kimball 2018-05-23 17:26
Mel Luymes is a great ambassador for Farmers ,smart,intellig ent and articulate. Teh way into farming today is either you inherit it or marry it . If our governments are really concerned about the next generation taking over the farms or starting out gov't programs need to be targeted to those most in need and have payment caps. When established farmers recieve gov't support I suspect 95%+ of the time it goes back into there operations to grow them larger,more efficient which is of course the right thing to do but say like in Agristability before they reduced the cap farms got a matching payment of 1% of there gross, us old guys/girls get $15,000 and a beginning farmer grossing $100,000 would be limited to a matching payment of $1,000. The biggest reason land values are high is there is so much more demand too buy/rent land than land available ,especially in cash crop areas and technology in farming today you can farm as long as your health allows as much of the physical jobs are gone
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+1 #1 Wolfgang Guenther 2018-05-23 14:42
The suggestion that government involvement will solve the problem of high land prices may be wrong.
While well-intended, government regulation often makes the problem worse.
Suggested reading - Economic Facts and Falacies by Thomas Sowell.
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