Domestically, Canada’s agri-food system is facing a lot of challenges, but the pressures aren’t from just within the country. Many newly felt pressures are from external forces. A new report from Agri-Food Economy Systems, based out of Guelph, Ont., outlines these new pressures on agri-food policy in Canada. The list of those pressures in the… Read More

Grain markets were able to squeak out some gains this week, but corn prices were the obvious worst performer as the size of the impending harvest becomes better known. Wheat prices were able to earn a few pennies, thanks to hot weather concerns in North America and Argentina, while soybeans were supported by Chinese buying… Read More

There were few surprises in the latest United States Department of Agriculture’s WASDE report, with yields of principal crops left unchanged from previous reports. The USDA reported new crop corn ending stocks at 2.648 billion, mostly inline with trade expectations. According to Matthew Pot with Grain Perspectives, even China buying more corn on the heels… Read More

While U.S. President Trump and Mexican President Obrador were meeting in Washington D.C. to celebrate the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, Prime Minister Trudeau was in Ottawa defending his government’s mid-year fiscal update. It is no surprise that the numbers are not pretty, as the Liberals have attempted to rescue the economy with major support payments, just… Read More