Ag Economist Topics
Canadian livestock receipts are projected to rebound in 2017, mostly driven by stronger production.
Canadian farm debt reached a record-high $96 billion in 2016, but Canadian agriculture remains financially healthy.
The 2017 fruit outlook signals a mixed industry with apples prices softer than 2016 and near the historical average, cranberry prices remaining weak, and average grape prices trending slightly higher.
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.
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.
Canadian agriculture's focus on efficiency and productivity will keep Canada competitive in the face of a changing trade landscape.
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.