Ag Economist Topics
Craig Klemmer brings you a summary of the recent USDA Outlook Forum from Washington DC.
J.P. Gervais brings you a summary of the recent USDA long-term projections to 2026.
Leigh Anderson examines farm inputs and crop budgets for planting decisions in Western Canada.
Leigh Anderson examines farm inputs and crop budgets for planting decisions in Eastern Canada.
Commodity prices Canadian producers received in 2016 were lower than their 5-year average and they will continue to pressure many operations and businesses across the Canadian agri-food supply chain in 2017.
Growing supply of agricultural commodities puts downward pressure on prices. Only the strength of demand will prevent prices from falling significantly from current levels.
What is happening at the retail level for beef, pork and poultry prices?
An asset-to-income ratio can measure the affordability of assets in Canadian agriculture. While farm assets have appreciated faster than net farm cash income, current asset values appear affordable relative to historical trends.
The latest WASDE report shows higher U.S. prices for skim milk powder, which should support the milk price of Canadian producers.
As Canada celebrates Thanksgiving 2016 with the traditional cranberry, Canadian cranberry production continues to grow driven by favourable consumption trends.