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Already, 40 per cent of Canada’s farmland is rented, and that number continues to grow. For farmers, it’s a staggering investment in a largely unregulated and unreported market.

Farmland for rent

Too often it seems you don’t hear land is up for rent until you learn someone is already renting it

Reading Time: 7 minutes It isn’t like commercial real estate, or even like housing markets where so much information is available. If you’re interested in a house, for example, your realtor can tell you what the last six houses sold for in the same neighourhood. If you want to rent office space in downtown Calgary or Toronto, finding out […] Read more

Rent, or share?

Innovative rental agreements are as cyclical as rental rates

Reading Time: 3 minutes The popularity of renting farmland has risen in Canada in the last 30 years. In 2011, 61.5 per cent farmland was owned and 38.5 per cent was rented out, according to Statistics Canada. Proportionately, the West rents more, although rental levels were high across the country: 29 per cent in Ontario, 34 per cent in […] Read more