As expected by a majority of analysts, the Bank of Canada lowered the overnight rate by twenty-five basis points. It’s the first rate cut in four years. For farmers with floating or variable rate loans, this will be welcome news. “With further and more sustained evidence underlying inflation is easing, monetary policy no longer needs… Read More

Thanks for tuning into this Wednesday edition of RealAg Radio! On this episode, host Shaun Haney is joined by: Dennis Laycraft with Canadian Cattle Association on the USDA final rule for the “Product of USA label” Curt Blades with Association of Equipment Manufacturers, on the machinery market in 2024; JP Gervais with Farm Credit Canada… Read More

On this weekend’s show, host Shaun Haney is joined by: Andrew Pritchard with Nutrien with a fall weather forecast; Steve Pratte with the Canadian Canola Growers Association on a Transport Canada rail review; J.P. Gervais with Farm Credit Canada on FCC’s mid-year land value report; and, David Marit, Saskatchewan Minister of Agriculture on why the… Read More

Even as inflation continues to grow and increasing borrowing costs have put pressure on farm incomes, farmland values across Canada rose 7.7 per cent in the first half of 2023, according to Farm Credit Canada’s Mid-Year Land Value report. Tight supply has continued to support land appreciation for now, says FCC chief economist J.P. Gervais…. Read More

Hello March! Thanks for tuning in to RealAg Radio. Today’s show is brought to you by U.S. Borax. On today’s show hear: Art Douglas, professor emeritus at Creighton University in Nebraska, on the long term weather forecast for 2023; JP Gervais, Farm Credit Canada, on Canada’s weaker than expected GDP number; and, Kent Bacus, National… Read More

Thanks for tuning in to this Tuesday edition of RealAg Radio, with host Shaun Haney. Haney is joined by Mary Robinson, president of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture, on the sustainable ag strategy the government has launched. We will also hear a clip with Kara Oosterhuis and JP Gervais of Farm Credit Canada, on whether… Read More

Thanks for tuning into this Wednesday edition of RealAg Radio, brought to you by MNP. Today we will hear from the following guests: JP Gervais with Farm Credit Canada on the Bank of Canada announcing another 75 basis-point rate hike this morning, and general economic direction; Jim McCormick, co-founder of AgMarket.net on market fundamentals with… Read More

 

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