The days of soaring, double-digit annual increases in farmland prices in Southwestern Ontario are over.

The days of soaring, double-digit annual increases in farmland prices in Southwestern Ontario are over, the fallout of lower crop prices, a new private outlook suggests.

But demand for turf will still remain strong, only with more modest increases in land value, in the region that’s one of the nation’s richest farm belts.

“Increases of 20 to 30 per cent are not going to… Continue reading

Smaller farming operations are on the rise in Brant, Haldimand and Norfolk.

Farming in Brant, Haldimand and Norfolk counties is following many of the same trends locally as across Ontario and Canada, according to just-released statistics from the 2016 Census of Agriculture.

Each county had fewer farmers in 2016 compared to the last census five years earlier in 2011, but the average size of farms has risen.

The figures show the amount of acreage devoted to crop… Continue reading