Canadian ag value chain: Economic drivers to watch in 2017

FCC Edge

Podcast Highlights

  • A lower CAD means better crop prices but also increases the input costs
  • Price of energy directly relates to input costs on the farm like fertilizer and diesel
  • Unless a major weather occurs, commodity prices should be down slightly
  • Borrowing costs were at a record low for Canada in 2016 – can’t see going lower
  • Food manufacturing a shining star in manufacturing space in Canada

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