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A divide in expected profitability between east and west will mark the next quarter for Canadian red meat sectors as higher than expected prices won’t be enough to ward off the damage wrought by poor temperature and moisture conditions in the west.

From our August 2021 dairy outlook, sluggish demand growth and high feed prices hampers profitability.

Here’s how this summer’s severe drought drastically reducing yield forecasts will potentially impact profitability over the next quarter.

In post 4, we illustrate how much influence COVID had — and didn’t have — at the farm of a barley producer with close ties to an Alberta maltster.

In Post 3 of our craft beer series, we explore the role of the maltster as the indispensable conduit between craft brewer and barley producer.

Alberta’s craft brewers and retailers could withstand the damage that COVID wrought on most small businesses. Here’s how they did it. Post 2 of 4 in our series on the economics of the craft beer supply chain in Canada’s prairies.