U.S. Economists don't expect a commodity price climb soon
Short-term price outlook for agricultural commodities offers few signs of rebounding.Aug 11, 2016
What will U.S. interest rates do in 2016?
Movements in the U.S. Federal Policy will impact fixed term interest rate products and the CAD/USD exchange rate, which, in turn, impact Canadian ag.Jun 7, 2016
Six Takeaways from the 2015-2024 OECD/FAO Outlook
Craig Klemmer presents his key takeaways from the FAO/OECD agricultural outlook, focusing on changes driving the demand for cereals and the opportunities for the livestock sector.Jul 23, 2015
Their brighter economic outlook doesn’t shine everywhere throughout the U.S.
In my recent presentation to a large group of food processors at Food Trends 2014 in Toronto, I emphasized the brighter economic outlook in the U.S., where Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is projected to grow in 2015 at an annual rate of 2.9% (Bank of Canada).Nov 18, 2014
How does the financial turmoil in Europe impact Canadian agriculture?
The Greek crisis has pushed the value of the Euro down against the US dollar. Leigh Anderson discusses the implications for Canadian agri-food exports.Jul 15, 2015
Future of ag looking up despite weakening economic forecast
The latest Bank of Canada (BoC) Monetary Policy Report, released this past Wednesday, paints a cautionary picture of the economic landscape facing Canadians. It appears all things economic aren't that bad or at least as bad as they might have been.Oct 23, 2015
Brexit’s impact on the Canadian economy
FCC Senior Agricultural Economist Craig Klemmer on the Brexit 'Leave' vote and its short and long-term consequences for the global economy, Canadian economy and agriculture.Jul 26, 2016
How wealth in world markets will grow Canada’s exports
Martha Roberts explains how the growth of other countries' GDP impacts the success of Canada's food exports.Nov 27, 2015
Understanding the movement of the loonie
A look at what's behind the recent changes in the value of the Canadian dollar.Aug 24, 2016
Don’t Bet on Exchange Rates for Success
Understanding the complex interactions underlying exchange rates is good for business, but only as one component of an overall strategy. Productivity, innovation and solid trade relationships will contribute more to Canada's long-term success as an agriculture exporter than the value of its currencyNov 20, 2015