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Focus on resilience in turbulent times, FCC chief economist advises

Focus on resilience in turbulent times, FCC chief economist advises Jul 09, 2018 Canadian producers need to focus on building resilience into their business to maintain or grow their operations in turbulent times, according to Farm Credit Canada (FCC) chief agriculture economist. “Trade tensions make headlines and are on top of mind for many producers, […]

by pmnationtalk on July 9, 201884 Views

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FCC announces partnership to promote mental health support network

FCC announces partnership to promote mental health support network Farm Credit Canada (FCC) has entered into a partnership with the Do More Agriculture (DMA) Foundation to create a network of mental health first aiders who can identify and support producers coping with difficult or unfortunate circumstances. Under the one-year pilot project, FCC is contributing $50,000 […]

by ahnationtalk on June 20, 2018106 Views

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FCC supports customers impacted by rare June frost

FCC supports customers impacted by rare June frost Jun 19, 2018 Farm Credit Canada (FCC) is offering support for customers growing fruit and vegetables or operating wineries facing financial hardship as a result of recent widespread frost throughout all three Maritime provinces. In the first week of June, temperatures dropped to as low as -3 […]

by ahnationtalk on June 20, 2018100 Views

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Canadian farmland values continued steady climb in 2017, FCC report says

Canadian farmland values continued steady climb in 2017, FCC report says The average value of farmland across Canada continued its steady climb in 2017, a sign of a strong and stable agriculture economy, according to J.P. Gervais, chief agricultural economist for Farm Credit Canada (FCC). The average value of Canadian farmland increased 8.4 per cent […]

by ahnationtalk on April 23, 2018124 Views

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FCC offers assistance to customers impacted by grain movement delays

FCC offers assistance to customers impacted by grain movement delays Farm Credit Canada (FCC) is offering support to customers across western Canada facing potential cash flow problems due to delays in grain movement to international markets. “We have been monitoring the grain movement situation for the past number of weeks and are aware it could […]

by ahnationtalk on March 8, 2018187 Views

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Canada must increase productivity to remain competitive: FCC chief economist

Canada must increase productivity to remain competitive: FCC chief economist Canadian farmers need to continue to focus on efficiencies and increased production of commodities in order to remain competitive within a rising tide of production around the world, according to J.P. Gervais, chief agricultural economist for Farm Credit Canada (FCC). “Our long-held reputation as a […]

by ahnationtalk on March 5, 2018213 Views

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FCC AgriSpirit Fund now open for applications

FCC AgriSpirit Fund now open for applications Farm Credit Canada is now accepting applications from registered charities and non-profit organizations in rural Canada for the FCC AgriSpirit Fund. The fund will award $1.5 million in funding this year. The application deadline is March 29, 2018 and FCC will announce the selected projects in August. Rural community […]

by ahnationtalk on March 1, 2018165 Views

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FCC Expression Fund awards $50,000 to 10 minority language projects

FCC Expression Fund awards $50,000 to 10 minority language projects For 11 years, Farm Credit Canada (FCC) has been contributing to the vitality of Canada’s official languages through the FCC Expression Fund. This year, $50,000 was awarded to 10 minority language projects across Canada. The fund recipients for 2018 are: Association de la presse francophone […]

by ahnationtalk on February 26, 2018170 Views

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FCC contributes $225,000 to three university agriculture programs

FCC contributes $225,000 to three university agriculture programs Farm Credit Canada (FCC) recently committed a total of $225,000 to help support agriculture programs and research projects at three Canadian universities. “University agriculture programs serve as innovation hubs in Canadian agriculture,” said Marty Seymour, FCC’s director of industry and stakeholder relations. “We are proud to invest […]

by ahnationtalk on January 29, 2018187 Views

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Five key trends to watch in Canadian agriculture in 2018

Five key trends to watch in Canadian agriculture in 2018 Jan 03, 2018 While many farmers are planning their seeding for 2018, Farm Credit Canada’s (FCC) agriculture economists have five trends they want to plant in the minds of Canadian producers, food processors and retailers. “Agriculture is a dynamic sector that is interconnected with so […]

by ahnationtalk on January 3, 2018956 Views

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FCC contributes $107,000 to 216 4-H clubs across Canada

FCC contributes $107,000 to 216 4-H clubs across Canada Dec 11, 2017 The Farm Credit Canada (FCC) 4-H Club Fund is providing $107,000 to 216 4-H clubs across Canada to support various local events and activities. The fund is part of FCC’s $1 million contribution committed over four years to 4-H Canada. This contribution, in addition to […]

by ahnationtalk on December 12, 2017785 Views

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FCC seeks applications for the FCC Expression Fund

Dec 04, 2017 Farm Credit Canada (FCC) will once again donate $50,000 from the FCC Expression Fund to encourage the use of Canada’s official languages in communities across the country. Successful projects receive between $2,000 and $10,000 to fund initiatives that could include community centres, libraries, day-care centres, art galleries and projects, such as workshops and festivals. Community and volunteer […]

by pmnationtalk on December 4, 2017488 Views

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FCC again recognized among Canada’s best employers

Nov 09, 2017 Farm Credit Canada (FCC)has been recognized by Aon as one of the nation’s best employers for the 15th year in a row. “This honour reflects the contribution of all of our employees in making FCC what it is today – a strong and stable partner to the Canadian agriculture and agri-food industry […]

by pmnationtalk on November 9, 2017285 Views

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FCC reports see growth for Canada’s agriculture exports

FCC reports see growth for Canada’s agriculture exports Canada is about to strengthen its position as one of the world’s top agriculture and agri-food trading nations, according to a pair of reports issued by Farm Credit Canada. “Our optimism comes from a unique set of circumstances where demand for both Canada’s agriculture commodities and manufactured […]

by pmnationtalk on November 7, 2017247 Views

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Brian Williams headlines FCC Forum speaker series

Brian Williams headlines FCC Forum speaker series Over the last 11 years, more than 61,000 people involved in Canadian agriculture have been inspired through Farm Credit Canada’s (FCC) Forums and this year promises more uplifting insight. In the coming months, FCC Forums will feature presentations from Brian Williams, award-winning sportscaster, Manjit Minhas, Beer Baroness and star […]

by pmnationtalk on September 25, 2017511 Views

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FCC Ignite fuels excitement among youth

FCC Ignite fuels excitement among youth Sep 19, 2017 Farm Credit Canada (FCC) will be hosting a series of events to add fuel to the enthusiasm and passion for agriculture among young people. Ignite, the FCC Young Farmer Summit, is a series of five free events across Canada aimed at attracting and engaging the next generation of […]

by pmnationtalk on September 19, 2017684 Views

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Strong financials cushion producers from economic shifts, FCC report

Strong financials cushion producers from economic shifts, FCC report Sep 12, 2017 A stronger Canadian dollar and higher interest rates may make the business of agriculture more challenging, but not necessarily put producers in a weaker financial position, according to J.P. Gervais, chief agricultural economist for Farm Credit Canada (FCC). “The fundamentals of Canadian agriculture […]

by pmnationtalk on September 12, 2017584 Views

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FCC Drive Away Hunger helps food banks and school meal programs

Farm Credit Canada (FCC) launched the 14th year of FCC Drive Away Hunger by contributing $100,000 to school meal programs across Canada, in addition to announcing this year’s goal for its annual food drive. “We are always looking for more ways to support those who are working everyday to help alleviate hunger in Canada,” said […]

by pmnationtalk on September 6, 2017744 Views

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FCC supports Ontario and Quebec customers impacted by excessive moisture

FCC supports Ontario and Quebec customers impacted by excessive moisture Aug 30, 2017 Farm Credit Canada (FCC) is offering support to customers in parts of eastern Ontario and western Quebec facing financial hardship as a result of excessive moisture during this year’s growing season. Many producers in that area are facing a cash shortfall since […]

by pmnationtalk on August 30, 2017609 Views

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FCC snapshots show why agriculture is one of Canada’s key sectors

FCC snapshots show why agriculture is one of Canada’s key sectors The livestock sector takes the red ribbon as the hottest sector in Canadian agriculture based on projected cash receipts over the next 12 months, according to Farm Credit Canada’s (FCC) agriculture economics team. “It seems like almost everything with four legs or feathers is […]

by pmnationtalk on August 29, 2017762 Views

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FCC contributes $1.5 million to 78 community projects across Canada

Regina, Saskatchewan – Farm Credit Canada (FCC) is giving $1.5 million through its FCC AgriSpirit Fund to 78 community groups across Canada to support rural capital projects. In honour of Canada’s 150th anniversary, the fund was increased from $1 million. “The FCC AgriSpirit Fund is an investment in rural Canada,” said Sophie Perreault, FCC executive […]

by pmnationtalk on August 22, 2017743 Views

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FCC profits benefit agriculture and rural Canada: annual report

FCC profits benefit agriculture and rural Canada: annual report Jul 20, 2017 Regina, Saskatchewan – A strong financial performance enables Farm Credit Canada’s (FCC) to enhance products and services for customers, give back to communities and provide free learning opportunities for the entire industry, said FCC president and CEO Michael Hoffort, in releasing the federal Crown […]

by pmnationtalk on July 20, 2017789 Views

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FCC says now is a good time to review financing strategy

FCC says now is a good time to review financing strategy Regina, Saskatchewan – Farmers and agribusiness operators should take the opportunity to review their financial strategies following this week’s modest increase in the Bank of Canada’s overnight interest rate, says FCC’s Chief Agricultural Economist J.P. Gervais. The Bank of Canada increased its overnight target […]

by pmnationtalk on July 12, 2017599 Views

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Fruit prices pressured from strong supplies

Fruit prices pressured from strong supplies Jun 28, 2017 Regina (Saskatchewan) – As Canadians enjoy fresh, local fruit this summer, producers can expect mixed results from the fruits of their labour this fall. In 2016, Canadian and United States fruit growers increased their production, but didn’t necessarily see the demand to match, leading to an […]

by pmnationtalk on June 28, 2017852 Views

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Canada’s food and beverage processing sector performing well

Canada’s food and beverage processing sector performing well Canada’s food and beverage exports have nearly doubled over the past decade and the sector continues to stand out from the rest of the country’s manufacturing industry, according to J.P. Gervais, chief agricultural economist for Farm Credit Canada (FCC). Canada’s food and beverage manufacturing sector – which […]

by pmnationtalk on May 4, 2017408 Views

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Canada’s farmland values lost steam in 2016, FCC report says

Canada’s farmland values lost steam in 2016, FCC report says Regina, Saskatchewan – Average farmland values in Canada continued to climb in 2016, but lost steam in most provinces, according to Farm Credit Canada’s (FCC) latest Farmland Values Report. Canada’s farmland values showed an average increase of 7.9 per cent in 2016, compared to a […]

by pmnationtalk on April 10, 20171031 Views

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FCC AgriSpirit Fund Marks Canada’s 150th Anniversary with Additional Funds

Mar 13, 2017 Regina, Saskatchewan – Farm Credit Canada is now accepting applications from registered charities and non-profit organizations in rural Canada for the FCC AgriSpirit Fund. The fund will award $1.5 million in funding this year to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary. The application deadline is April 17, 2017 and FCC will announce the selected […]

by pmnationtalk on March 13, 2017838 Views

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FCC Expression Fund awards $50,000 to eight minority language projects

FCC Expression Fund awards $50,000 to eight minority language projects Regina, Saskatchewan – For 10 years, Farm Credit Canada (FCC) has been contributing to the vitality of Canada’s official languages through the FCC Expression Fund. This year, $50,000 was awarded to eight minority language projects across Canada. The fund recipients for 2017 are: • Conseil de développement […]

by ahnationtalk on February 28, 2017792 Views

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Loonie has greatest influence on 2017 agriculture outlook

Loonie has greatest influence on 2017 agriculture outlook Jan 04, 2017 Regina, Saskatchewan – Canadian agriculture benefited from a relatively low dollar throughout 2016 and this trend is expected to continue into 2017, according to J.P. Gervais, Farm Credit Canada’s chief agricultural economist. Gervais is forecasting the dollar will hover around the 75-cent mark and […]

by ahnationtalk on January 4, 20171410 Views

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FCC contributes $122,750 to 253 4-H clubs across Canada

FCC contributes $122,750 to 253 4-H clubs across Canada Regina, Saskatchewan – The Farm Credit Canada (FCC) 4-H Club Fund is providing $122,750 to 253 4-H clubs across Canada to support various local events and activities. The fund is part of FCC’s annual $250,000 contribution to 4-H Canada. This contribution, in addition to supporting local […]

by ahnationtalk on December 14, 20161277 Views

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Canadian agriculture attracting interest and opportunities

Canadian agriculture attracting interest and opportunities Feature article for republication There appears to be a growing interest in agriculture education in Canada, along with an increasing number of job opportunities in the industry, according to Statistics Canada data and a couple of independent surveys. Statistics Canada data reveals there were a total of 12,168 students […]

by ahnationtalk on December 12, 20161560 Views

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FCC expands support for young farmers

Dec 07, 2016   Farm Credit Canada is increasing its support for young farmers, doubling the amount of credit available under the FCC Young Farmer Loan. “A big focus of FCC’s mandate is to provide innovative financing products and knowledge to assist the next generation of Canadian farmers,” said Michael Hoffort, FCC president and CEO. […]

by pmnationtalk on December 7, 20161276 Views

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FCC seeks applications for the FCC Expression Fund

FCC seeks applications for the FCC Expression Fund Dec 06, 2016 Regina, Saskatchewan – Farm Credit Canada (FCC) will once again donate $50,000 from the FCC Expression Fund to encourage the use of Canada’s official languages in communities across the country. Successful projects receive between $2,000 and $10,000 to fund initiatives that could include community centres, […]

by pmnationtalk on December 6, 20161150 Views

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Canada well positioned to capture export growth, FCC report says

Canada well positioned to capture export growth, FCC report says Diversity, technology and innovation in agriculture are key to maintaining Canada’s competitive position in supplying food to the world, according to Farm Credit Canada’s (FCC) latest Canadian Agriculture’s Productivity and Trade report. “The wide variety of sectors is an underlying strength of Canadian agriculture as […]

by ahnationtalk on November 29, 20161162 Views

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FCC again recognized among Canada’s best employers

FCC again recognized among Canada’s best employers Farm Credit Canada continues to be among the nation’s best employers, according to the annual Aon Hewitt Best Employers study. “FCC is a great place to work. Our employees are passionate about agriculture and we care about our customers,” said Michael Hoffort, FCC president and CEO. “The Aon […]

by ahnationtalk on November 14, 20161281 Views

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FCC supports Prairie customers impacted by wet weather

FCC supports Prairie customers impacted by wet weather Farm Credit Canada (FCC) is offering support to customers in parts of the Prairies facing financial hardship as a result of widespread excessive moisture that has impacted the growing season, delayed harvest and reduced the quality of this year’s crop. Areas within Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba have […]

by ahnationtalk on October 31, 20161098 Views

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FCC Drive Away Hunger provides over 6.7 million meals

FCC Drive Away Hunger provides over 6.7 million meals Farm Credit Canada (FCC), along with its partners, participating schools and volunteers, have provided over 6.7 million meals for food banks nationwide, far surpassing this year’s goal. “FCC Drive Away Hunger is about working with our partners, FCC offices and schools across Canada toward a common […]

by ahnationtalk on October 19, 20161202 Views

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Olympic athlete Clara Hughes headlines FCC Forum speaker series

Olympic athlete Clara Hughes headlines FCC Forum speaker series Regina, Saskatchewan – Over the last 10 years, more than 50,000 people involved in Canadian agriculture have been inspired through Farm Credit Canada’s (FCC) Forums and this year promises more uplifting insight. In the coming months, FCC Forums will feature presentations from Clara Hughes, six-time Olympic […]

by ahnationtalk on September 20, 20161309 Views

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FCC Drive Away Hunger tractors tour Canada in October

Sep 13, 2016 Farm Credit Canada (FCC) and its partners across the country launched the 13th annual FCC Drive Away Hunger with a goal of providing four million meals for Canada’s food banks. This year, FCC Drive Away Hunger tractor tours will take place during the week of October 10 in British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, […]

by pmnationtalk on September 13, 2016815 Views

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FCC report reflects continued financial stability in agriculture

FCC report reflects continued financial stability in agriculture Canadian farmers are in a strong position to meet their financial obligations, despite plateauing farm incomes and slowing land appreciations, according to FCC’s 2016-2017 Outlook for Farm Assets and Debt Report. “This financial strength allows the industry to invest even more in the innovation and productivity it […]

by ahnationtalk on September 7, 2016735 Views

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FCC contributes $1 million to 78 community projects across Canada

FCC contributes $1 million to 78 community projects across Canada Aug 29, 2016 Regina, Saskatchewan –  Farm Credit Canada (FCC) is giving $1 million through its FCC AgriSpirit Fund to 78 community groups across Canada to support rural capital projects. “At FCC, we are passionate about giving back to the communities where our customers and employees […]

by ahnationtalk on August 29, 20161349 Views

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FCC’s Annual Report Reflects Customer Success

FCC’s Annual Report Reflects Customer Success Regina, Saskatchewan – Helping small and medium-sized farms and agribusinesses succeed continues to be the key to Farm Credit Canada’s (FCC) success, according to Michael Hoffort, FCC president and CEO. “Our business is built on strong customer relationships, knowing our customer’s business and ensuring they have the support they need […]

by pmnationtalk on July 22, 20161201 Views

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Agriculture producers shape public perception, FCC survey says

Agriculture producers shape public perception, FCC survey says Jul 12, 2016 Regina, Saskatchewan – Canadian producers recognize the importance of public perception and see themselves playing a lead role in sharing information about their operations and practices to maintain their social license to operate, according to a recent Farm Credit Canada Vision panel survey. FCC’s […]

by pmnationtalk on July 12, 20161471 Views

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Equipment sales reveal pulse of the farm sector, FCC reports

Promising farm cash receipt projections suggest new farm equipment sales will slowly improve over the next two years, according to Farm Credit Canada’s (FCC) latest agriculture economics report. The report, Projecting 2016-17 Farm Receipts and Equipment Sales, forecasts a seven-per-cent recovery in total farm equipment sales for 2017, buoyed by projections of stronger cash receipts […]

by pmnationtalk on June 28, 20161280 Views

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Canada’s dairy industry evolving, FCC report says

Canada’s dairy industry evolving, FCC report says Regina, Saskatchewan – Canada’s dairy farmers are benefiting from growing demand for various specialty products, but will have to continue to modernize and innovate to remain competitive, according to J.P. Gervais, Farm Credit Canada’s (FCC) chief agricultural economist. “The industry is entering a new era, in which modernization of both […]

by ahnationtalk on April 26, 20161602 Views

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Strong agricultural sector sustained farmland values in 2015

Strong agricultural sector sustained farmland values in 2015 Regina, Saskatchewan – Producers should prepare for a possible easing of farmland values, although the latest Farm Credit Canada (FCC) Farmland Values Report indicates average values continued to increase in Canada in 2015. The report shows that nationally and in many key agriculture regions, the average value of […]

by ahnationtalk on April 11, 20161568 Views

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FCC Expression Fund awards $50,000 to eight minority language projects

  Mar 23, 2016 FCC Expression Fund awards $50,000 to eight minority language projects Regina, Saskatchewan, March 23, 2016 – For nine years, Farm Credit Canada (FCC) has been contributing to the vitality of Canada’s official languages through the FCC Expression Fund. This year, $50,000 was awarded to eight minority language projects across Canada. “FCC […]

by ahnationtalk on March 23, 20161803 Views

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FCC AgriSpirit Fund now open for applications

FCC AgriSpirit Fund now open for applications Regina, Saskatchewan – Farm Credit Canada is now accepting applications from registered charities and non-profit organizations in rural Canada for the $1 million FCC AgriSpirit Fund. The application deadline is April 18 and FCC will announce the selected projects in August. Rural community groups can view the eligibility requirements, […]

by ahnationtalk on March 14, 20161672 Views

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FCC and its employees donate $392,762 to the United Way

FCC and its employees donate $392,762 to the United Way Regina, Saskatchewan – For the 18th consecutive year, Farm Credit Canada (FCC) and its employees have shown their commitment to their communities by donating a total of $392,762 this year to local United Way chapters across the country. “FCC celebrates our employees’ involvement in their communities […]

by ahnationtalk on March 10, 20161594 Views

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FCC adding $500 million to Young Farmer Loan

FCC adding $500 million to Young Farmer Loan March 08, 2016 Regina, Saskatchewan – Farm Credit Canada (FCC) is adding another $500 million to its ongoing commitment to a loan program aimed at helping young farmers become established in the industry. Launched in March 2012, FCC’s commitment to the Young Farmer Loan has grown to $2 […]

by ahnationtalk on March 8, 20161726 Views

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