Food manufacturing a bright spot in Canadian economy
Canada's food and beverage manufacturing sector continues to emerge as a bright spot in Canada's manufacturing sector.Aug 17, 2016
Profitability in the food processing sector
FCC Senior Ag Economist Craig Klemmer explains how to use price indexes from Statistics Canada to track profitability in the food processing industry.Jul 26, 2016
Off-farm income remains important to financial farm health
Historically, farm income has represented less than half of total revenue on Canadian farms. But recent trends are seeing farm operating income representing a greater proportion of total farm income.Sep 14, 2016
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
How does the balance sheet of agriculture in the U.S. compare to Canada?
Comparison of farm financial health between Canadian and U.S. farmsOct 3, 2017
How solid is the first financial line of defense for Canadian farms?
The liquidity position of most Canadian farms remains healthy, providing a first line of defense against evolving market conditions.Oct 17, 2017
Can you meet debt obligations? Use this financial ratio to evaluate
Strong farm cash receipts and low interest rates imply Canadian farms remain able to meet their debt obligations.Oct 24, 2017
How much debt should finance your farm’s assets?
Canadian farms’ financial leverage remains strong across all agricultural sectors.Oct 31, 2017
Making sense of livestock-to-feed ratios
FCC Economic Researcher Martha Roberts explains how livestock-to-feed ratios can help you monitor the market and stay profitable.Sep 7, 2016
3 ratios for assessing Canada’s (and your) agriculture balance sheet
Overall, Canadian agriculture is strong. Liabilities are currently increasing faster than asset values, which softens overall farm health.Jul 12, 2016