Re-writing the Future of Canada’s Share of Global Trade: Part 1
Canada has the opportunity to grow its share of global trade due to increasing wealth in emerging market economies.Nov 9, 2015
FCC Ag Economics: A 2015 Look at Global Trade released today
This year's edition of A Look at Global Trade (ALAGT) examines 20 years' worth of data on Canadian ag-related export values to better understand the impact exchange rate changes has on those values.Nov 16, 2015
4 takeaways from the USDA 2016 Outlook Forum
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)'s 2016 Outlook Forum showed optimism for the future of U.S. ag, but what does this mean for Canadian producers?Mar 15, 2016
The world is growing and with it (not surprisingly) the demand for food. But as much as export growth responds to the number of people who need to eat, income (and not population growth) drives consumption.Dec 11, 2014
A TPP deal on the horizon?
A successful outcome to the current negotiations around a Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) rests on the leadership of Japan and the United States. The U.S. and Japanese governments have held multiple bilateral meetings to find a way forward. And it was recently reported in the media that the gap between the two countries is narrowing. Over the last 30 years, information and communication technologies like sensors, GPS, WIFI, analytic software and the Internet have laid a foundation for an era of highly- automated, data-driven, precision agriculture.Feb 27, 2015
The loonie and Canada’s ag exports: what really matters?
FCC Ag Economics: A 2015 Look at Global Trade examines the impact exchange rate fluctuations have on Canada's export values of agriculture commodities and manufactured food products.?May 2, 2016
How a little-known export boosts returns in livestock
Global demand for livestock offal helps boost the sector's returns.May 31, 2016
Global food demand has a doppelganger… and its name is Challenge
the recent Canada West Foundation conference described a demand for food that's expected to grow along with the global middle class. Ag prices should also climb but the World Bank doesn't think that's going to happen.May 19, 2015
Not-so-well known facts about world agriculture
I had the pleasure of attending the 2014 Cereals North America conference, in Winnipeg Manitoba to hear about global grain and oilseed markets, with a focus on what lies ahead for world agriculture.Nov 12, 2014
Move over China? Not so fast!
The World Bank projects that India will be the world's fastest growing economy by 2017. If true, it would surpass China, the poster child for economic growth for the last ten years. It's an impressive reversal of fortune for India, thanks in large part to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's governmentJan 26, 2015