Loblaws and Canadian Produce Farmers

Good news for Canadian Farmers growing produce for store shelves! As posted by Chris Koger on June 28th in “The Packer”, https://www.thepacker.com/article/canadas-loblaws-pledges-buy-local?utm_source=Subscribe+to+FCC+email&utm_campaign=cb9903968d-FCC_Express_2018_07_06_EN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_ecca3657d7-cb9903968d-19267541 , Loblaws, the giant Canadian retailor run by CEO Galen Weston, in a June 27th news release voiced their continued support for Canadian grown fruits and vegetables. The company is pledging to spend an additional 150 Million per year by 2025 by continuing to purchase local when possible and through investment with our farmers into aid for infrastructure for greenhouses and other potential season extending possibilities.  At present roughly half of the stores produce comes from a network of about 300 Canadian producers.  This is good news as we have been far too reliant on our fruit and vegetable needs from out of country sources.  Perhaps with new research/technology, continued support from companies like Loblaws, our various levels of Government, and of course ourselves as consumers, we will be able to make gains in helping our Canadian Produce Farmers become better positioned to supply more and more of our daily fruit and vegetable needs.

Ag in Motion 2018

With the month of July comes the annual Ag in Motion outdoor farm show located 15 minutes NW of Saskatoon along Highway 16.  This show continues to grow each year with access to a full section of farm land for exhibits, crop plots, machinery exhibits and demos, and much more.  Encompassing both Grain and Livestock there is something for everyone at this exceptional showcase of everything Agriculture.  Hammond Realty will once again be at the show located on Lot 526, 5th Street.  Come on by to say hello and discuss the latest trends in the Farm Land Selling/Buying market.  Show dates are Tuesday July 17 to Thursday July 19, 2018.

Wet or Dry?

Since early in the year Environment Canada has been calling for a Hot & Dry Summer on the Prairies this year.  While May certainly was one of the warmest on record with low rainfall, June has seen some areas receiving an abundance of rain, often as thunderstorms.  Areas like Pelly and Esterhazy have seen some downpours into the 5″ range with most everywhere else seeing amounts ranging from 1/2″ and up.  Yorkton this past weekend received about 2″ on the SW corner and about 6/10th’s on the East side.  Typical wide ranging amounts with thunderstorms.  Some producers in the Moosomin area have a total of about 14″ already this growing season and are hoping the tap turns off!  While they seeded through everything this year, the sloughs are now once again full.  This coming week is showing a wet week again with thunderstorm activity forecast for more days than not.  While time will of course tell, if it does turn hot and dry through July and August we will be thankful for the rain we received in June!

Farm Progress Show June 20 to 22, 2018 – Regina, SK

Once again the month of June brings about the longest running premium Farm Show in Western Canada.  The Farm Progress Show is being held June 20 to 22, 2018 in Regina, SK at EVRAZ Place.  Hammond Realty is happy to be in attendance with our display setup in Booth 70133 & 70135 in the EventPlex (Hall #7).  The weather forecast is excellent so be sure to come on in to Regina and stop to see us regarding everything related to Farm Land in Saskatchewan.  See you at the show!!!!!

Canadian Agriculture Partnership – CAP

The Canadian & Saskatchewan Agriculture departments just announced their new 5 Year Program called the Canadian Agriculture Partnership (CAP) which replaces the previous Growing Forward 2 Program.  This is excellent news for Canadian Farmers with 388 Million slated over the coming 5 years to help in all areas of farming including new Research & Development.  The program also offers many rebate programs to help with things like education and livestock development to name a few.  Go to http://www.saskatchewan.ca/business/agriculture-natural-resources-and-industry/agribusiness-farmers-and-ranchershttp://www.saskatchewan.ca/business/agriculture-natural-resources-and-industry/agribusiness-farmers-and-ranchers for all the details.

Ag In MOtion

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Ag in Motion is the largest agricultural trade show in Western Canada that provides an outdoor venue for progressive farmers that want to see and feel the latest agricultural innovations – all in one place.

Ag in Motion brings innovation to the field through interactive exhibits and live field and crop plot demonstrations

When/Where: Langham, SK July 17-19, 2018

Canada’s Farm Progress Show

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Join more than 40,000 attendees and 700 exhibitors from around the world.

Located in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada’s Farm Progress Show connects local producers and international customers with the latest in dryland farming equipment, technology and innovation.

When/Where: Evraz Place, Regina, SK June 20-22, 2018

East Central Multi-Seller Land Auction Event

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East Central Multi-Seller Land Auction Event
Do you have Farm Land to sell?
Looking for top notch exposure and representation?
Competitive bidding like no other forum can provide?
The benefit of being protected through the Real Estate Industry,
combined with the excitement and results provided by a
Live & Online Auction.
Hammond Realty & Berlinic Auctions Ltd. are taking
consignments of farm land for a Multi Seller Land Auction Event
to be held Thursday March 15, 2018 in Yorkton, SK.
Call Wade Berlinic for full details and how this option may fit your
Farm Land.
Contact Wade for more information
(306) 641-4667

When/Where: Yorkton, SK March 15, 2018

Multi Seller Land Auction Event in Yorkton, SK on March 15, 2018

With the recent success of Land Auction Events in November and December of 2017 we have moved forward with planning a Multi Seller Land Auction Event to be held in Yorkton, SK on March 15, 2018.  This Event is open for land consignments from Land Owners in every direction.  The format we use is proving to be a new and exciting option for land owners who are looking to capitalize on top end returns for their property and the excitement of this service is certainly building momentum.  The combination of Hammond Realty and Berlinic Auctions Ltd, both who specialize in Farm Land Marketing and Sales, is second to none and until now has not been available to land owners.  For more information on this Event and how it may fit for your Farm Land call Wade at 306-641-4667!  Deadline for land consignments for this Land Auction Event is January 24, 2018.

Land Auction Events providing exceptional results!

We recently held 2 Land Auction Events, 1 in Preeceville, SK on November 17, 2017 for 7.5 quarters, and 1 in Esterhazy, SK on December 6, 2017 for 8 quarters, both providing exceptional results for the Sellers!  Attendance was very good at both Auctions from both Buyers and onlookers who were curious to see the format and results offered through the combination of Hammond Realty and Berlinic Auctions Ltd.  Doors opened 2.5 Hours prior to the Auctions providing lots of time for discussions about the land that was up for sale and the land market in general.  Coffee, Donuts, Cookies and Water was provided free of charge for all in attendance and the large projection screen proved to be an eye catcher as it played a Power Point and Drone Video presentation of the land for sale.  Bidding was very active and the values obtained were at the top end of the market and some even higher.  Land Auction Events, a good option for the marketing of Farm Land!

Nancy Cherkowski & Estate of Peter Cherkowski Land Auction

Mark Friday November 17, 2017 on your calendar for the 7.5 Quarter Grain Land Auction Event for Nancy Cherkowski & Estate of Peter Cherkowski.  Doors open at 11:00 AM with Auction to start at 1:30 PM, Preeceville Legion Hall, 318 Main St, Preeceville, SK.  Coffee & snacks provided.  Be sure to get your Bidding Package completed in order to be ready to Bid, call Wade at 306-641-4667 or email wade.berlinic@hammondrealty.ca for full details.

Estate of Julius & Wanda Tayfel Land Auction Event

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To be sold by Live & Online Auction at 1:30 PM December 6, 2017. Esterhazy Legion Hall, Esterhazy, SK.
2 Quarters in RM of Langenburg and 1 Quarter in RM of Spy Hill located North of Gerald, SK. With Final Soil Ratings as high as 69 these 3 quarters are being used for Grain Production and would be a good addition to your operation. 5 Quarters in RM of Willowdale located South of Esterhazy, SK are a combination of open Hay/Grass and Bush Acres with Final Soil Ratings as high as 56 which is very good for Hay/Grass production and could be cleared for Grain. The 3 quarters on Section 9 are fenced and the 2 quarters on Section 5 are predominantly Bush. Whether you want to run Livestock, clear for Grain, or have your own Hunting/Rec Land, these 5 quarters are certainly something to consider.
Buyers must have a completed Guarantee of Funds from their Financial Institution to be allowed to Bid.
For more information contact Wade (306) 641-4667

When/Where: Esterhazy Legion Hall, Esterhazy, SK December 6, 2017

F4 Forum at Grain Millers Harvest Showdown in Yorkton

This years Grain Millers Harvest Showdown will be held November 1 to 4, 2017 at the Gallagher Centre in Yorkton, SK.  On Wednesday November 1, 2017 there will be a Farm Fitness & Finances Forum on the 2nd Floor in the Convention Room on the 2nd Floor of the Gallagher Centre.  The doors open at 9:00 AM and the Forum will wrap up at 3:15 PM.  Lunch is provided and the only admission is your daily gate pass into the show.  I will be sitting on a panel discussion titled “Assessing the Worth of Land” from 10:00 to 10:45 AM.  This will be an informative topic as will the full day of presentations with numerous very qualified Ag Advisors sharing their knowledge throughout the day.  Looking forward to seeing you there!!!!!!!!!

GX94 Week 5 Fall Edition Supper in the Field 2017

Wednesday September 20, 2017 had the GX94 Motorhome and Crew travelling to the Kevin & Chardelle Lang Farm located South of Waldron, SK.  A lively bunch for sure with many laughs, food, beverages and even some guitar playing and singing by Terry, a good friend of Rod MacDonald’s who was along for the ride.  The Lang’s operate a 500 Cow/Calf and 1000 Grain Acre Operation with a little help from family.  The Cow herd is predominately Red Angus and has been hand chosen over the years for quality, mothering ability and easy calving which helps immensely at calving time.  The Lang’s have wrapped up the harvest and most of the bales are in the yard leaving a little more touch up to do and they will be ready for Winter.  Thank you to Kevin/Chardelle & family/friends for a wonderful evening!