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We are hearing more and more about large food retailers increasing the charges they put on suppliers.  These are the costs of doing business with these retailers who provide access to a large share of the consumer base.

Nicholas Bannon, a third year BA Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics student has been awarded the 2020 Precision Agriculture Scholarship.

Agriculture is at the intersection of many issues such as poverty, health problems and environmental concerns. Prof. Alfons Weersink, Department of Food, Agriculture and Resource Economics, is investigating how new agricultural technologies such as bioproducts and big data can affect producers, the markets, and the environment.

Mental health is a topic we need to bring to the fore, in agriculture and everywhere. During ag mental health week, Mike spoke with Jason Medows, host of the mental health focused Ag State of Mind podcast, about the issue and how to help.

At the OAC Welcome Back Event on September 25th, Debbie was one of four recipients of the Staff Award for More Than 10 Years of OAC Service. 

Have you tried online ordering and home delivery for groceries yet? If so was it a good experience? If not, whats holding you back? In this episode Mike speaks with Sarah Joyce, Senior VP of Ecommerce at Sobey's about their new Voila home delivery offering.

Many sectors in modern agriculture depend on seasonal labour to plant, maintain, and harvest crops. Often these jobs are done by temporary foreign workers, new immigrant, or undocumented workers. In fact cheap labour is essential across the entire food system from farms, through processing to restaurants and retail.

Professor Mike von Massow was interviewed by CTV Ottawa on the impact of COVID-19 on Canadians’ use of online ordering and delivery services for groceries.

Usually our MSc grads start in typical agricultural economic positions, e.g.