Strength in biofuel production implies strength in the demand for grains and oilseeds.
Canadian canola prices remain resilient despite a large expected stocks-to-use ratio in 2019-20.
Canadian canola crush margins are projected to trend upward with strong demand for canola oil and meal and lower prices for canola seeds.
Canada’s maple syrup industry continues to expand. Strong demand has allowed the industry to grow production by 144% over the past 10 years.
A drop in 2018 farm revenues dampened inputs and equipment purchases in 2019. But possible Chinese demand and better mid-year growing conditions could brighten the year for agribusiness.
FCC Ag Economics has created a quarterly demand index to measure Canadian consumption patterns and preferences for beef, pork and chicken.
The 2018 Canadian balance sheet of agriculture indicates despite weakening financial ratios, Canadian agriculture remains historically healthy.
Consumer demand is changing Canadian food processing for the better. J.P. Gervais describes the forces that shape food demand in Canada and elsewhere.
In this first of a five-part series examining what lies in the year ahead, we look at the role the global economic landscape will play in Canadian agri-food competitiveness.
Martha Roberts describes the new definition of value-add agriculture and three ways industry can incorporate value-add into Canadian businesses.