FCC Express special edition:
January 11, 2019
Note from editor:
Happy New Year! In this Outlook edition, we've brought our agricultural experts from across the country together to discuss what to watch for in the year ahead, from grains and pulses through to the beef and hog sectors, as well as a look at the weather. You'll see in the stories in this edition that trade remains a critical issue in Canada's agricultural future, with our own export deals and ongoing trade disputes among other countries being watched. Opportunities exist in both circumstances and increased profitability is within reach.
Expect another year of tight margins in the Canadian crop sector for 2019, Farm Credit Canada predicts in its Ag Economics outlook.
Canadian beef and hog producers benefited from a robust demand for red meats in 2018 in terms of trade, yet prices were quite variable as result of growing supply and trade tensions.
Signs of El Niño are appearing around the globe. For Canadians, it could mean a warmer winter in the months ahead.
As food demand continues to grow globally in 2019, ongoing trade tensions may shift levels of carryover stocks in new patterns. It’s the number two economic trend to watch this year.