In the January 2024 edition of the RealAgristudies Canadian Farmer Sentiment Index, the mood among Canada’s farmers and ranchers has notably darkened, with an increased level of concern about their financial health and the overall state of the Canadian agricultural economy. This summary, drawing from the valuable insights of those who participated in the survey,… Read More

Thanks for tuning into this Wednesday edition of RealAg Radio! On this episode, host Shaun Haney is joined by: Greg Peterson, otherwise known as Machinery Pete, on used equipment prices and the trends he is seeing; Justin Funk with RealAgristudies on the data from the January Canadian Farmer Sentiment Index survey; Lance Zimmerman with Rabobank… Read More

Last month, RealAgristudies asked farmers and ranchers across Canada for their perspectives on their involvement, support, and challenges with producer groups. Over 700 farmers participated to share their thoughts on: Producer group membership and participation Asking for check-off refunds, when available Effectiveness of producer groups Praise for what groups do well and where they need… Read More

Year-over-year, farmers aren’t necessarily more concerned about inflation; however, a large majority of those who answered the latest RealAgristudies survey on the topic feel strongly that government policy has contributed to inflation. The survey, which wrapped September 8, 2023, of over 500 farmers from across Canada, took the pulse not only on how farmers feel… Read More

Thanks for tuning in to this Tuesday edition of RealAg Radio. Host Shaun Haney is stepping in today! You will hear from: John Barlow, shadow minister of Agriculture and Agri-food on Parliament’s return and ministry mandate letters; Justin Funk of RealAgristudies, to discuss the most recent year-over-year inflation survey; and, A spotlight interview with Olivia… Read More

Canadian farmers feel relatively stable and positive about their farms’ current financial outlook, even in the face of declining commodity markets, according to the March Canadian Farmer Sentiment Index. Last month, the RealAgristudies Insights Panel was surveyed a fourth time since September 2022 on their opinions and overall sentiment on a number of critical agricultural… Read More

Thanks for tuning in to this Tuesday edition of RealAg Radio. On today’s show, host Shaun Haney is joined by Chip Flory, host of Agritalk, to discuss the spring wheat, corn and soybean markets. As well, Justin Funk of RealAgristudies is on to discuss the March results from the Canadian Farmer sentiment index. Don’t miss… Read More

Regardless of the topic — from marketing and production, to human resource management and goal setting — if farmers set out to learn about something, it made them hungry to learn even more. That’s according to the Farmer skill development survey, that ran in late February to early March, 2023 run by RealAgristudies. Over 75o participants… Read More

 

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