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 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.
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.
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.
There are very few inputs producers have the ability to negotiate and as a result, there is increased attention towards the potential for cash rental rates to decline.
Meat prices have been one of the contributors to higher overall inflation in Canada. Consumer beef prices have increased almost 13 per cent and pork prices almost 17 per cent in one year.
U.S. crop production and acreage are not likely to fall, even in an environment in which crop prices are declining.