Webinar - Food Cost Dynamics: Insights into Fruits and Wheat

Ever wonder what factors affect the availability and pricing of our food? From the impact of weather and climate patterns to the influence of government policies and subsidies, there are multiple factors at play that impact the financial sustainability of farms in Canada – and your grocery bills. Join us for an exploration into farm production costs affecting raw food products, such as apples and grapes, as well as the wheat that you find in your pasta or bread. Discover what truly goes into running a farm operation in Canada and the factors influencing its financial sustainability.

Whether you're a farmer, industry professional, or simply curious about the forces shaping our food system, this webinar promises valuable insights. Don't miss the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of agricultural management and the challenges faced by today’s farmers.


  • Dr. James (Jim) Varcammen, UBC, joint appointment Faculty of Land and Food Systems, Sauder School of Business.
  • Allyson Fradella, StatsCan, Economist.

  • Brandy Yanchyk, Independent documentary filmmaker and journalist.

Thursday, May 16, 2024
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. (MDT)

There is no cost to register. This is an online event hosted via Zoom. A Zoom link will be provided upon registration. Please feel free to share this invitation with colleagues that may be interested.

Contact us at [email protected] with any questions.

The School of Public Policy and the Simpson Centre for Food and Agricultural Policy are pleased to host the Simpson Centre Public Education Series.

The Simpson Centre mobilizes research for better policymaking and decision-making to realize a more sustainable agricultural industry. Strengthening the sustainability of agri-food and agribusiness means increasing food production to feed a growing global population, while attending to social and health impacts and the natural environment. We connect researchers, everyday people, industry stakeholders and government actors to scientific issues critical to the future of Canada’s agricultural and food system.

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