Wondering why the local grain bids seem to change so frequently? The combined impact of global trends and local supply and demand conditions determine producer crop prices.
Ownership of farmland was unchanged between 2011 and 2016, but Canadian producers shifted to more cash rent agreements.
As Canada celebrates Thanksgiving 2016 with the traditional cranberry, Canadian cranberry production continues to grow driven by favourable consumption trends.
In the last of a five-part series examining the year ahead, we look at the evolution of technology in the food retail industry.
In this second of a five-part series examining what lies in the year ahead, we look at the role farmland values will play in Canadian agri-food competitiveness.
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.
Myths surround the Canadian agriculture industry. Here, three are put to the test - from regional crop selection to the assumed link between cattle and retail beef prices.
Four CEOs of Canada's largest food retailers talk shop. JP Gervais reveals the contradictory consumer demands that drive their buying decisions and what that means for Canadian producers and food processors.
Canadians are consuming far less beef than they used to, nearly 22 pounds less per year in 2013 compared to the early 1980's. But just because Canadians are consuming less beef does not mean that they like beef less. Actual consumption and what economists call "demand" are not the same thing. Confusing? Perhaps, but it is worth investigating what the differences are because the demand for beef has been strong in recent years.
Serious money is spent on market research by industry groups and business to monitor consumer trends. But in the end, does it shed light on what consumers really want and more to the point, what they actually buy? Or what they'll buy tomorrow?