How Do US and Canadian Farms Compare?

If the past five years have shown us anything, it’s that there has never been a better time to be a farmer in Canada, especially compared to the American market. We found this handy article published by Tom Eisenhauer, ICD.D, President & CEO at Bonnefield Financial Inc. that explains how agriculture in the USA has
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What is Alberta Moving Towards?

The debate about which industry is more advantageous to Alberta’s economic growth is, to no one’s surprise, a nose-to-nose race between oil and agriculture. Both are such prominent and iconic industries of Alberta, and each provide such different benefits to our global and domestic markets. But which market is Alberta currently moving towards? First, let’s
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Hansen Land Co. at RLI’s National Land Conference 2018

Last month, we had the pleasure of participating in the RLI’s National Land Conference with other innovative and passionate land brokers, such as Monte Van Kooten, owner of the Sterling Land Company in Illinois. The annual National Land Conference is a can’t miss conference for land professionals who are serious about growing their business, more
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Support Local Farmers this Easter

Easter is nearly upon us, and with that comes celebration and delicious food! It’s important to think of our local businesses when deciding on holiday meals and treats this year, and supporting local is something we at Hansen Land Co take pride in. We want to share with you a few tidbits on why we
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Ready to Invest In Canadian Farmland?

There’s nothing that we at Hansen Land love more than seeing Alberta farmland used to its fullest agricultural potential. And it looks like we’re in a good time for investors to take advantage of the trends and of our available land. Recent data shows that it may be time to look into Canadian farmland rather
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Can These Crazy Trade Talks Benefit Canadian Agriculture?

Whenever we turn on any kind of news station nowadays, we have come to expect to hear about something new happening in U.S. politics. But as Trump has instilled his “make America great again” policies by putting his country first and continuing to pull out of numerous trading deals, this could actually provide Canadian agriculture
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Community Agriculture & Housing Developments?

Have you heard about the rise of “agrihoods”, also known as the food-to-table movement? Community agriculture has spread throughout Canada and the U.S., encouraging a shared approach to agriculture that allows homeowners more direct access to and understanding of their food. This article explains what we can expect from community agriculture. “No longer limited to
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Alberta Land 101

Now a solid month into 2018 and with New Year’s resolutions still hot on our tongues, it might be time to think about investing in your family and your future by purchasing a piece of land. But before you start Googling “land for sale”, there are a few things you need to know first. For
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How Land Ownership Has Changed in Canada Over the Years

While the New Year brings a fresh energy that makes Canadians want to look forward and craft exciting goals, sometimes it’s fun to take this time of year as an opportunity to look back from where we came. Land ownership and trends around owning land have changed a lot over the past century and more,
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Discounting Crown Land in Saskatchewan

Are you looking into buying land in Saskatchewan? Then you might be interested in knowing that Saskatchewan is will be offering a discount on Crown land. You can learn more about the announced incentive programs for buying farmland in this article here. “Facing another rent hike in 2018, some Saskatchewan farmers leasing cultivated and “formerly
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