VIDEO: Canada’s Agriculture Day Celebration in Ottawa

Members of the agricultural community gathered in Ottawa and in 200 events around the country to Celebrate Canada’s Agriculture Day on Feb. 16, 2017. In this video, Cam Choquette (student), Lane Stockbrugger (farmer) and Michael Hoffort (FCC CEO) share their experiences of the day.

3 ways energy prices impact Canadian agriculture

  J.P. Gervais, FCC Vice President and Chief Agricultural Economist explains why producers should pay close attention to energy prices. • Impact fuel costs and influence the price of farm inputs like fertilizer • Indirectly connected to farms via their impact on the Canadian economy • Commodity markets are also tied to biofuels • Energy […] Read more

Canadian dollar, profitability and the food chain

J.P. Gervais, FCC Vice President and Chief Agricultural Economist explains the pros and cons of a low currency environment and how it influences the agricultural food chain. • Canadian dollar major driver of profitability over last few years • Weak loonie supported prices producers received and what they sell in foreign markets • Food processors […] Read more

Buy or rent farmland: Which option is right for you?

Deciding whether to buy or rent farmland can be a difficult decision. Lance Stockbrugger explains the benefits of both in this video. · Interest rates affect land prices – the lower they are, the less overall cost for the land · Far too often, people make land purchasing decisions based on emotional reasons rather than […] Read more

Inventor’s Showcase at Ag Days

At the recent Manitoba Ag Days, which wrapped up on Jan. 19, Scott Garvey of Grainews took a walk through the Inventor’s Showcase and took a look at a few inventions that caught his eye.