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26 Feb 2015Western Producer
Foreign investors hit paydirt
There has been a marked change in Saskatchewan farmland ownership over the past two decades, according to a new study. Investment funds, pension plans and megafarms own an increasing amount of Saskatchewan dirt.
26 Feb 2015Western Producer
Canada: Is it time to relax land ownership restrictions?
Farmers in Saskatchewan are worried that outside investors are artificially inflating land prices and keeping regular farmers from expanding their operations
25 Feb 2015Radio Canada
Pangea achète d'autres terres agricoles au Kamouraska
Le fonds d'investissement Pangéa fait de nouvelles acquisitions au Kamouraska, au Québec.
18 Feb 2015Leader-Post
Canada: Gov't eyes farmland act changes
Farmland ownership rules in Saskatchewan - which are among the most restrictive on the continent - could be getting tighter to prevent further purchases of farmland by institutional investors.
29 Jan 2015Western Producer
Farmland board rules against investment group
Saskatchewan’s Farm Land Security Board has issued its second decision on a case that could transform the way land is bought and sold in the province.

26 Jan 2015Reuters
Canadian province eyes tougher rules on investor farm buys
Saskatchewan is likely to tighten what are already some of North America's strictest rules for purchasing farmland as the Western Canadian province looks to fend off big money managers.
05 Dec 2014Western Producer
Foreign group testing ownership rules
Non-Canadian owned Skyline Agriculture Financial Corp’s plan could open Saskatchewan to more foreign investment in farmland.
05 Dec 2014Le Soleil
Québec : Le Parlement examinera la spéculation agricole
Les fonds d'investissement qui se portent acquéreurs des terres agricoles au Québec se retrouveront au coeur d'un examen parlementaire en 2015.
24 Nov 2014Journal du Montréal
Accaparement des terres : L’UPA demande un moratoire de 3 ans
L’Union des producteurs agricoles et la Fédération de la relève agricole du Québec réclament que le gouvernement impose pendant 3 ans que chaque acheteur ne puisse acquérir plus de 100 ha par année.
21 Nov 2014Western Producer
Canada: Gov’t must address land investment deals
The aggressive attempts of investment concerns to acquire large tracts of Saskatchewan farmland should be among the issues addressed in the fall sitting of the Saskatchewan legislature.
12 Nov 2014Reuters
Taxpayer funds save Congo plantation paying workers $1/day
Development funds from European governments helped to rescue a Canadian company that pays workers as little as $1/day to toil on some of Africa's largest palm oil plantations in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
03 Nov 2014La Terre
Fonds d’investissement : détournement de la politique agricole?
Maurice Doyon, professeur à l’Université Laval, pose des questions sur la financiarisation des terres agriocoles au Québec

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08 Mar 2015 - New York
Executive Training Program on Sustainable Investments in Agriculture