Ag Economist Topics
There are many benefits to developing countries of incorporating large-scale agriculture into the economy. Guest blogger Manfred Okorobia frames the important cost of that introduction.
J.P. Gervais expands on interest rate trends, the Canadian dollar and economic growth in India and China in relation to the Jan. 2016 Bank of Canada's Monetary Policy Report.
Martha Roberts explains how the growth of other countries' GDP impacts the success of Canada's food exports.
Understanding the complex interactions underlying exchange rates is good for business, but only as one component of an overall strategy. Productivity, innovation and solid trade relationships will contribute more to Canada's long-term success as an agriculture exporter than the value of its currency
The latest Bank of Canada (BoC) Monetary Policy Report, released this past Wednesday, paints a cautionary picture of the economic landscape facing Canadians. It appears all things economic aren't that bad or at least as bad as they might have been.
Leigh Anderson discusses the key drivers of the Canadian dollar which are crude oil and interest rates.
Craig Klemmer presents his key takeaways from the FAO/OECD agricultural outlook, focusing on changes driving the demand for cereals and the opportunities for the livestock sector.
The Greek crisis has pushed the value of the Euro down against the US dollar. Leigh Anderson discusses the implications for Canadian agri-food exports.
Two hundred years after the Industrial Revolution redefined economic power, shifted power bases around the globe and jettisoned the rural into the urban, it’s happening again.Only faster. With more dramatic flair. And on an unprecedented scale.
In my recent presentation to a large group of food processors at Food Trends 2014 in Toronto, I emphasized the brighter economic outlook in the U.S., where Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is projected to grow in 2015 at an annual rate of 2.9% (Bank of Canada).