Ag Economics Topics
Grain World 2017: a preliminary look at what to expect for the 2018 growing season.
Imports of the top commodities grew over the decade
Canada’s role as a world exporter is much smaller than our role as a major importer of beverages and that’s not an indication of our weakness in the market. It signals our growing population with higher incomes, who have specific preferences for luxury goods.
Canada’s export revealed comparative advantage shows growth opportunities.
Canadian exports of agricultural commodities and food products have opportunities for growth.
Canadian farms’ financial leverage remains strong across all agricultural sectors.
Strong farm cash receipts and low interest rates imply Canadian farms remain able to meet their debt obligations.
The liquidity position of most Canadian farms remains healthy, providing a first line of defense against evolving market conditions.
The payback period and discounted payback period are two useful methods to evaluate the time it will take to recover the capital outflow of an investment project.
Comparison of farm financial health between Canadian and U.S. farms