Canadian livestock producers asked governments for aid to get through the current price crisis. Today, Ottawa and the provinces responded with what is likely to be seen as additional loans. I don't think that's what...Read More
Author: Owen Roberts
Those who were wondering if the rising fortunes in some parts of agriculture (grains and oilseeds, in particular, whose prices overall have risen 40 per cent in the past year) are real or a blip, should check out a new report...Read More
I'm not sure where all the local food proponents are holding court, but wherever you are, now's the time to come out swinging in support of local livestock farmers.They're getting hammered by surpluses, low prices...Read More
Picture a crop under increasingly intense pressure. Climate change is making yields unpredictable. Water scarcity is making it shrivel. Low prices are keeping its farmers poor. And diversification is making many producers lose...Read More
Owen Roberts is a faculty member in the Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications program at the University of Illinois. As an agricultural journalist, he is the past president of the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists and a lifetime achievement award recipient from the Canadian Farm Writers' Federation.