Canada

Les agriculteurs sont préoccupés

L'Union des producteurs agricoles du Québec souhaite avoir le portrait précis des hectares de terres qui appartiennent à des agriculteurs, celles qui sont en location ou celles qui sont passées aux mains de grandes institutions.

PrimeAg may be ripe for foreign picking

It is understood the agricultural division of the $163 billion Canada Pension Plan Investment Board has been sniffing around Australian agricultural land recently and has had discussions in Australia with landholders such as PrimeAg.

Foreign investment in US land on the rise

Investors from Canada and the Netherlands have almost half of all foreign forest and farmland holdings in the USA. The Canadian holdings reflect investment by timber companies, while the Dutch holdings reflect pension fund investments.

Chinese investors buying land

Canadian and Chinese governments in negotiations to set up mega dairy operations in Canada to produce milk without quota, then process it in Canada with all the product going back to China.