After a few years’ pause, the Bank of Canada increased the overnight rate March 2, 2022. Analysts suggests it’s the first of at leasts two or more increases for this calendar year alone, to try and cool inflation (that is sitting just below 6 per cent at last report). For lines of credit, variable rate… Read More

The 2021 average increase in farmland values isn’t entirely surprising, says J.P. Gervais, chief economist for Farm Credit Canada (FCC), but the magnitude of the increase certainly is. With a weighted average of 8.3 per cent on the year, the significant weather events of the year — the extreme drought for the Prairies and parts of… Read More

The economic state of affairs for Canada right now is an interesting mix of rising prices, decreasing unemployment, and strong demand for export goods. There are both positive and negative factors at play in Canada’s economic recovery from the pandemic. Craig Klemmer, principal economist at Farm Credit Canada says that we’re seeing different levels of… Read More

A Tuesday morning run up in the grain markets caught many market watchers by surprise. What’s at play so early in the growing season? Jon Driedger with Leftfield Commodity Research says that, yes, this really does seem to be a weather related rally for the most part, and that’s a bit of a surprise. Coming… Read More

This week’s financial news seems to be all about inflation concerns, but our guest today doesn’t share the same concern level as everyone else. JP Gervais, chief economist at Farm Credit Canada, joins host Shaun Haney for today’s RealAg LIVE! RealAg LIVE! streams every weekday at 3 pm E on Youtube, Facebook, and Twitter! SUMMARY… Read More

There’s plenty of optimism for the COVID-19 vaccine rollout to assist in a global economic recovery, but what happens after mass vaccination? What’s at play to help the global economy recover? Jan Lambregts, head of RaboResearch, global economics and markets at Rabobank, recently joined Shaun Haney to talk all things global finance. Lambregts recently presented… Read More

One year in to navigating a global pandemic, it’s clear that the economic health of consumers is ailing, but it’s difficult to measure by how much; and until COVID-19 passes, any economic recovery in Canada is strained. “It’s interesting, when we think back to a year ago, just before the pandemic really began to bear… Read More

 

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