It’s been a wild week in the equity markets, dominated by the short squeeze placed on Gamestop and a few other heavily shorted stocks. Gamestop was up 400% in the last five days trading from $65 last on January 21st to close at $325 on January 28th with an inter-week high of $505. Was this… Read More

In an effort to have a cabinet full of MPs that will be running in the next federal election, Prime Minister Trudeau announced a cabinet shuffle early Tuesday morning. Although Marie-Claude Bibeau will remain as the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, agriculture could be impacted by several of the moves. Transport  Omar Alghabra, previously Parliamentary… Read More

As we drift into a new year, an opportunity presents itself to refocus and take a fresh look at the issues at hand. Some people make New Year’s resolutions, some think about changes, and others take advantage of the fresh calendar to implement real change to benefit stakeholders and their own position. This restart with… Read More

What is old is new again, as former U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is headed back to the post he held for eight years under the Obama administration. The Biden-Harris transition team formally announced the former ag secretary and Iowa governor’s nomination to the agriculture position in cabinet on Thursday. Former Canadian Agriculture Minister Gerry… Read More

While provincial agriculture minsters are reviewing Ag Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau’s business risk management proposal, the Canadian beef industry sees potential in the offer. The beef industry has been pushing for removal of the reference margin, changes to the trigger/compensation percentages, and raising the payment cap limit. The proposed deal includes some — but not all… Read More

The federal-provincial-territorial (FPT) meeting concluded last week with a press conference hosted by Ontario’s Ag Minister, Ernie Hardeman, and the federal minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Marie Claude Bibeau. At the meeting, Bibeau presented the federal government’s offer to fund changes to AgriStability — but, according to the provinces, it was the first time they’d… Read More