With thirty seven employees and six offices (including one each in Japan, Taiwan, Mexico and Shanghai), Canada Beef Inc. is an independent, national organization that works to promote and market Canadian beef and cattle globally. The organization is funded by cattle producers and the national check off, a $1/head levy on cattle sales that also supports the… Read More

There’s certainly a lot going on in the world economy, with ongoing discussions around the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA), mandatory Country of Origin Labelling (mCOOL), and Russia’s response to recently imposed sanctions. But what does the future look like for global growth, in general? For next year, it looks good. At least according to Glen Hodgson,… Read More

The grain market continues to stagnate as traders, managed money, commercials, and producers alike are trying to determine if a bottom has finally been found. Grains have traded lower this week but wheat has rallied to close much higher than earlier in the week. Ultimately, July was an ugly month for the grains complex: canola… Read More

Favourable weather continues to hover like a dark cloud over the grain markets as they continue to trek lower, just as meat prices are going the opposite direction. While most prices are relatively unchanged week-over-week, soybean prices did find a bit of a bounce on very strong U.S. export sales (as they say, the cure… Read More

We’re at a critical point in the growing season —  some of Canada’s pulse crops, specifically lentils, are struggling through excess moisture which could send prices higher. At the same time, those crops destined for markets accessed through the south or east shipping corridors are faced with slow movement, even if export demand is steady…. Read More

This morning, Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification Michelle Rempel announced $3,844,800 in funding to support the establishment of the Canadian Beef Centre of Excellence in Calgary, Alberta. “Our Government is committed to finding ways to promote Canadian beef locally and internationally while generating jobs and economic growth,” said Rempel…. Read More

A conundrum. A quagmire. An imbroglio. Quite simply put, we’re in a bit of a predicament between some very wet conditions creating production concerns in Western Canada and the northern U.S. states, but also because the market it chewing through a neutral-to-bearish report from Statistics Canada on Friday, June 27th and a surprising USDA report… Read More

 

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