Ag Economist

Navigate the ever-changing business of agriculture. FCC Vice President and Chief Agricultural Economist, J.P. Gervais and our team of economists and researchers share their unique perspectives on national and global economic events that impact Canadian agriculture – and your bottom line.

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Why are so many Canadians still going hungry?

Why are so many Canadians still going hungry?

Why are so many Canadians still going hungry?

Why are so many Canadians still going hungry?

The world’s current overabundance of food means more people can afford more processed foods and expensive sources of protein. That’s great – for the populations

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What’s behind the increase in bison prices?

What’s behind the increase in bison prices?

What’s behind the increase in bison prices?

What’s behind the increase in bison prices?

The Canadian bison industry has performed extremely well with bison prices continuing to reach new highs.  Canadian bison prices have remained robust

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Off-farm income remains important to financial farm health

Off-farm income remains important to financial farm health

Off-farm income remains important to financial farm health

Off-farm income remains important to financial farm health

Net farm income continues to trend higher in Canada, reaching a record $6.8 billion in 2015, a result of strong commodity prices in agriculture. Historically

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Understanding financial ratios key to farm health

Understanding financial ratios key to farm health

Understanding financial ratios key to farm health

Understanding financial ratios key to farm health

Our report FCC Ag Economics: 2016-17 Outlook for Farm Assets and Debt provides an overview of the financial health of Canadian farms and offers projections

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Ag Economics Reports

FCC Ag Economics Outlook for Farm Assets and Debt 2016-17

Outlook for Farm Assets and Debt 2016-17

Farm debt and asset management are key to a successful farm business strategy - they also have a big impact on the financial health of agricultural operations.

Outlook for Farm Assets and Debt 2016-17 provides an overview of the balance sheet of agriculture, focusing on financial health. It looks at the affordability of assets relative to farm income, with an emphasis on farmland values.

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Farmland Values

The Farmland Values Report is the principal source of land values information in Canada and is updated annually. Get an overview of recent farmland value trends in each province and nationally.

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