Reuters quotes Rick Van Beselaere on large-scale farmland purchases in Saskatchewan

January 26, 2015 | Rick Van Beselaere | Regina

Reuters, "Exclusive: 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 hungry for what they see as a winning investment. The province, whose fertile plains grow more wheat than Argentina, has become the latest front in a global battle between investors keen to make large-scale land purchases and local farmers worried about being priced out of the market.