Preparing for changes in agriculture (podcast)

May 19, 2020

Kahntact president, Len Kahn, spoke with Professor Michael von Massow, Ontario Agricultural College (OAC) Chair in Food Systems Leadership at the University of Guelph, for the Food Focus podcast on predictions for food trends in the agriculture industry for this year. Listen here.

Agriculture – the more things change, the more they stay the same. Or do they?

April 16, 2020

COVID-19 is wreaking havoc across all elements of society, none more so than the business community. Virtually all businesses have been affected by fall-out from the pandemic. Many are facing severe financial consequences (restaurants, movie theatres, bars, malls, retail stores, recreational facilities, health clubs, etc.), while others are likely doing better than before the crisis … Read More

Low-Down On the Farm: Farmers, the Agricultural Economy and COVID-19

March 17, 2020

What lessons does the past hold as the farming community and industry prepare to meet the challenges of the COVID-19 crisis? Overall, agriculture remains resilient in the face of adversity – it has dealt with and recovered from disease challenges and closed markets before. Let’s review some essential case-studies. Perhaps the best-known epidemic to hit … Read More

Trade Will Drive Canadian Agriculture in 2020 and Beyond

February 10, 2020

In the 2020 Nourish Trend Report we examined three “smaller” trends in Canadian agriculture. The trend to serve more local food in public institutions. The urban food movement – that’s finding innovative ways to bring local food right to where the consuming public is. And the trend of increasing consumer interest and engagement with modern … Read More

2020: Farmers get more comfortable with uncomfortable conversations

January 16, 2020

Farmers have been faced with some tough situations in recent years as they adapt their farming practices to new technologies, regulations and trade situations, transition family farm management responsibilities, and cope with increasingly stressful situations. We’ve been tracking these trending issues and predict 2020 to be the year when Canada’s agricultural community meets these uncomfortable … Read More