Tagged: pandemic

The News & What it Means – US-China trade deal attracts news coverage. But really, China buys what China wants

By John DePutter & Dave Milne – August 17, 2020
The News:

“China continues to lag behind the pace of imports from the US needed to meet the terms of the two nations’ trade deal, amid a rapidly worsening diplomatic standoff that’s sparking global fears of a new Cold War.”

Bloomberg, July 27, 2020

The News & What it Means – Soaring Unemployment: Canadian Farms at Risk?

By John DePutter & Dave Milne – May 12, 2020
The News:

“US farm bankruptcies are continuing to tick higher and the toll may rise even further as off-farm jobs are lost in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the American Farm Bureau (AFB).”

Syngenta website article, May 8, 2020

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