The News & What it Means – How We Choose the News

By John DePutter & Dave Milne – August 11, 2021


This is a good time to remind readers of the purpose of our morning reports.

Good Morning Prairies is a round-up of the previous day’s headlines and overnight news. Every morning, you get the straight goods. Sometimes you might not like the straight goods, but that’s what a news round-up is all about.

DePutter Publishing Ltd. produces other products, too. For example, the Market Advisory Service (MAS).  This service is very different from the morning reports. It offers our opinions, market analysis and marketing recommendations.

The News & What it Means – Rising Farmland Values: A Double-Edged Sword

By John DePutter & Dave Milne – April 7, 2021
The News:

There has been lots of buzz the past several weeks about rising farmland values. Some media coverage came from Farm Credit Canada’s annual report on land prices, released March 23. Lots of talk has been generated by the fact land prices in many parts of Canada have recently been caught up in a similar frenzy to the one gripping the housing market.

Lost in some of the coverage of the FCC report was an important follow-up comment: “Despite low interest rates and high farm revenues in 2020, affordability was at its second-lowest level in the last 20 years.”

The News & What it Means – Doing Business in a New Normal of De-Globalization

By John DePutter & Dave Milne – May 6, 2020
The News:

“Brazilian officials expect the new coronavirus outbreak to spark a rise in global agricultural protectionism, as countries seek to secure local food supplies.”

Reuters, May 4, 2020

The News & What it Means – Will COVID-19 finally alter the age-old livestock cycles?

By John DePutter & Dave Milne – April 28, 2020
The News:

“Piglets aborted, chickens euthanized as pandemic slams meat sector.”

Reuters, April 27, 2020