Ag Economist Topics
FCC Senior Economist Leigh Anderson explains how the value of the Canadian dollar is decided and why a lower loonie can benefit the Canadian ag industry.
J.P. Gervais explains how gross domestic product (GDP) and emerging markets play a major role in defining Canada's export market.
Canadian agriculture remains in a good position to meet its financial obligations. FCC Chief Ag Economist J.P. Gervais explains why.
Canadian crop receipts are projected to increase in 2016-17, while livestock receipts are projected to decline slightly.
Leigh Anderson, provides an update of the impact of the Canadian dollar on agriculture commodities and farm input prices.
FCC Chief Agricultural Economist JP Gervais offers insight into what producers should consider when negotiating rental rates as crop margins decline.
FCC ag economics released a report on Canadian farmland. The objective is twofold: Understanding the drivers of farmland values and providing an outlook of the possible patterns for 2015.
The concerns around debt aren't new in Canada. Discussions of Canadian consumer debt - totaling more than $1.8-trillion as of April 1 - have sounded alarm bells. Canadian farm debt climbed at a time when the overall farm economy boomed. Net cash income at the farm level increased from $6.9 billion in 2004 to $12.7 billion in 2013.
J.P. Gervais and his team share their insights on the latest farmland values in the FCC Ag Economist blog.
As a renter, knowing your cost of production and expected revenue is critical in determining your ability to pay for land rental. Landlords, however, may consider different factors.