Canadian farm debt reached a record-high $96 billion in 2016, but Canadian agriculture remains financially healthy.
China’s ability to feed itself is in question, as consumers’ food demand increases and arable land declines.
The 2016 Census of Agriculture shows a healthy, varied ag sector with larger farms and more young and female farmers.
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.
J.P. Gervais brings you a summary of the recent USDA long-term projections to 2026.
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.
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.
As Canada celebrates Thanksgiving 2016 with the traditional cranberry, Canadian cranberry production continues to grow driven by favourable consumption trends.