Statistics Canada’s Farm Product Price Index (FPPI) increased 1.4 per cent in December compared with the same month a year earlier, mainly due to higher hog and cattle prices. This was the first increase after three consecutive monthly year-over-year decreases. The FPPI measures the changes in prices that farmers receive for the agriculture commodities they… Read More

Statistic Canada is out with its Principal Field Crop Estimates for the month of August, and the model-based analysis paints a bit of a different picture than the July report. According to its website, the estimates are calculated based on a model that incorporates coarse resolution satellite data from Statistics Canada’s Crop Condition Assessment Program,… Read More

The latest Statistics Canada field crop survey confirms what most in the farming community have been talking about non-stop for the last month: dry conditions in the west and wet conditions in the east have significantly impacted what crop mix is in the ground. According to the June Field Crop Survey, canola, durum, and winter… Read More