Ag Economist Topics
The number of Canadian farms continues to shrink. But two forces are at work to slow that rate of decline.
Canadian farmland values continue to increase but at lower rates, what does the long-term horizon look like for farmland values?
Canadian farmland values trended upward in 2016, driven by strong crop receipts and low interest rates. For more, see the 2016 FCC Farmland Values Report.
The 2017 outlook for dairy producers is promising due to production growth and improved milk pricing.
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.