China’s hog herd rebuild, feed costs and stabilizing demand for red meat create a mixed outlook for Canada’s red meat sectors in 2022.

The FCC 2022 dairy outlook suggests higher producer prices, uncertain production growth and slower inflation in production costs.

Watch a recording of the 2022 FCC Ag Economic Outlook that reviews the major drivers and trends to look for in the year ahead.

Canadian grain, oilseed and pulse producers can expect positive margins for the 2021-22 crop year – but input prices and geopolitical turmoil cloud the outlook.

Total farm cash receipts are forecast to increase in 2022, with sectorial growth for crops, cattle and dairy but a small decline for hog.

Here are the top five economic trends to watch in Canada’s agriculture and food sectors for 2022.