Agriculture trade shows set to bounce back after COVID

July 25, 2022

Among the many lessons learned, COVID lockdowns taught us that digital won’t replace in-person trade shows. North America’s biggest ag shows are open again, and exhibitors and guests are flocking back at near-record numbers. Because, let’s face it — you can’t replicate online the feel of sitting in a new tractor cab, talking face-to-face with … Read More

Hemp Is Here To Stay

June 22, 2022

Two new facilities and a combined $147 million investment will position growers in Western Canada to take advantage of new markets Hemp’s potential as a viable cash crop just got a big boost. Two new processing facilities, backed by a significant investment from the Alberta government, will support hemp as a valuable new cash crop … Read More

2022 Trend Report mid-year update: The changing face of agri-marketing

May 15, 2022

Scarce fertilizer. Rising interest rates. Skyrocketing fuel prices. And yet commodity prices are still strong. There are a lot of issues at play in the food and farm economy. How do the current trends and world news affect food and agriculture marketing? Len Kahn, founder, Kahntact, and Jo-Ann McArthur, president and founding partner, Nourish Food … Read More

Trend Check: Revisiting Public Trust in Canada’s Food Supply

May 13, 2022

Over the past twenty years or so, Canadian consumers have shown an increasing interest in the food they eat: where it comes from, how it’s grown or raised, who grew it, what practices they used, the environmental impacts of food production, nutritional composition, health benefits and more. We have covered this topic in previous Nourish … Read More

2022 Farm Outlook: A Year of Churn and Opportunity

April 22, 2022

by Len Kahn, founder, Kahntact In our 2022 Nourish Network Trend Report released last November, we tackled the question of whether the Canadian farm economy was vulnerable to a downturn driven by external forces. The main concerns were macroeconomic uncertainties and supply chain disruptions associated with the fifth wave of the COVID pandemic. Since then, … Read More