Saskatchewan farmers, researchers worry investor-bought land ’empties out the countryside’
December 2, 2022
Kat Aske, Practicum Field Coordinator at the UBC Farm, commented on how the market value of farmland in Alberta is completely disconnected from how much farmers can make on the land.
“This is a massive problem,” Aske said. “As farmland prices rise, this becomes more of a pervasive problem because fewer and fewer actors or people are able to purchase land at all.”
Aske was recently part of a research team based at the University of Manitoba looking into how farmland tenure is changing on the Prairies.