April 5, 2022

PODCAST: Episode #66: The Brief: Expectations for Alberta Ag in 2022

While prolonged drought in several regions on the province dampened yields and COVID continued to disrupt and compress supply chains, 2021 became a tumultuous year for Alberta’s producers. Despite this, Alberta producers held on with characteristic optimism.

As we come to 2022, the world looks a little more complex. As the war in Ukraine takes a devastating toll on the lives of its citizens, it is also placing significant additional strain on global food supply. Ukraine is one of the world’s largest exporters of grains, including wheat and corn.

And so, policymakers and leaders are asking “How much more food can we grow and produce?” Given Alberta’s natural advantages and trusted expertise in food production, we wanted to unpack that question and highlight what we can expect from Alberta’s ag industry in 2022 and beyond.

To help us understand the past, present, and future of Alberta ag, JP Gervais, Chief Economist of Farm Credit Canada, a national investor and financier of Canada’s agricultural industry, joins the show.

In this episode:

  • 2021 in Alberta ag—the good, bad, and the ugly
  • Impact on interest rates and inflation on food supply
  • Impact of war in Ukraine on global food supply and markets
  • Growing more food in Canada for the world
  • Expectations in various sectors for 2022
  • Alberta’s natural advantages in plant-based protein
  • Key challenges and issues for Alberta ag


About The Brief

In this series, co-hosts Scott Crockatt and Brittany Brander explore the big challenges we face as Albertans; celebrate stories of growth, innovation, and prosperity; and discover bold ideas to make life better for Albertans. See more episodes here.

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