Emerging markets and their effect on Canadian exports
J.P. Gervais explains how gross domestic product (GDP) and emerging markets play a major role in defining Canada's export market.Sep 7, 2016
Understanding U.S. Farm Bill lmpacts North of the Border
U.S. crop production and acreage are not likely to fall, even in an environment in which crop prices are declining.Feb 7, 2014
Understanding the drivers of the Canadian dollar
FCC Senior Economist Leigh Anderson explains how the value of the Canadian dollar is decided and why a lower loonie can benefit the Canadian ag industry.Sep 7, 2016
Oil prices not likely to rebound soon: Here’s why it’s a good thing for Canadian agriculture
The Canadian dollar and oil prices have followed different patterns recently. Interest rates are currently driving the value of the Canadian dollar, and that’s good for Canadian agriculture.Aug 22, 2017
How much debt should finance your farm’s assets?
Canadian farms’ financial leverage remains strong across all agricultural sectors.Oct 31, 2017
Farmland rental from a landlord’s perspective
As a renter, knowing your cost of production and expected revenue is critical in determining your ability to pay for land rental. Landlords, however, may consider different factors.Sep 18, 2014
Improving World Economy Supports Canadian Agricultural Exports
The combination of a lower Canadian dollar and an improving world economy should strengthen the position of Canada’s food and beverage manufacturing sector.Jan 27, 2014
What goes “moo” and causes higher inflation?
Meat prices have been one of the contributors to higher overall inflation in Canada. Consumer beef prices have increased almost 13 per cent and pork prices almost 17 per cent in one year.Aug 5, 2014
Will prairie cash rental rates drop in 2015?
There are very few inputs producers have the ability to negotiate and as a result, there is increased attention towards the potential for cash rental rates to decline.Sep 10, 2014
The Canadian agriculture sector is healthy
The concerns around debt aren't new in Canada. Discussions of Canadian consumer debt - totaling more than $1.8-trillion as of April 1 - have sounded alarm bells. Canadian farm debt climbed at a time when the overall farm economy boomed. Net cash income at the farm level increased from $6.9 billion in 2004 to $12.7 billion in 2013.May 27, 2015