George Morris Center

Type: Organization
Name: George Morris Center
First reported 23 hours ago - Updated 23 hours ago - 1 reports

Impact Of Packaging

Dairy farmers want us to keep drinking milk, and they are worried that a move to get rid of four-litre milk bags in favour of a three-litre jug could mean people will drink less. Guest host David Common spoke with Al Mussel, he is a senior research associate ... [Published CBC - 23 hours ago]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 1 reports

Market Analyst Says Supply And Demand Will Drive Beef Industry Coordination

Kevin Grier says it’s not something he frets about.He’s the George Morris Centre’s Senior Market Analyst.He’s responding to a couple of recent reports suggesting the Canadian cattle industry is ‘disjointed’.Grier says that seems to be a cookie-cutter ... [Published CKNXam920 - Jul 28 2014]
First reported Jul 18 2014 - Updated Jul 18 2014 - 1 reports

Supermarket squeeze dooms Canadian food processors

Canada's big supermarket chains are using their clout to squeeze suppliers hard and many Canadian companies can't stand up under competition from giants in the United States.The answer is for Canadian manufacturers of packaged groceries to increase ... [Published Today's Farmer - Jul 18 2014]
First reported Jul 17 2014 - Updated Jul 17 2014 - 1 reports

Lifestyle changes will trigger major shifts in world agriculture

If the projections hold true, consumers will breathe a bit easier at the grocery store checkout, beef and hog producers will be on a roll, and crop farmers will have to sharpen their pencils.The agricultural outlook for 2014 to 2023, prepared by the United ... [Published Sarnia Observer - Jul 17 2014]
First reported Jul 11 2014 - Updated Jul 11 2014 - 1 reports

Crop price drop turns tables

The extraordinary boom in crop prices that pumped hundreds of millions of dollars into the Southwestern Ontario economy and drove land prices to record highs in the last couple of years is fading in the face of a massive U.S. crop.Prices for corn, soybeans ... [Published Chatham Daily News - Jul 11 2014]
Entities: Corn, farmer, Soybean, Austin
First reported Jul 09 2014 - Updated Jul 09 2014 - 1 reports

Study shows little increase in retail food pricing

By Andy Walkerandy@peicanada.comWhile food prices did increase during the first quarter of this year, Kevin Grier of the George Morris Centre indicates the hike has actually been below the rate of inflation.The senior market analyst for the Guelph based ... [Published Island Farmer - Jul 09 2014]
First reported Jul 03 2014 - Updated Jul 03 2014 - 1 reports

Farm Think-Tank Tapped Out as George Morris Centre Folds

Home to ag industry researchers and analysts including Al Mussell, Kevin Grier and Claudia Schmidt, the George Morris Centre is now expected to wind down its operations later this year.Facing “challenging” financial straits, one of Canada’s best-known ... [Published Farms.com - Jul 03 2014]
First reported Jun 27 2014 - Updated Jun 27 2014 - 1 reports

GMC Report Suggests Dairy Policy Renewal A ‘Daunting’ Task

A George Morris Centre report suggests there’s an urgent need for a renewal of Canada’s dairy policy.Author Al Mussell argues the Canadian dairy industry faces the prospect of shrinking or declining due to a number of factors.He says those factors include ... [Published CKNXam920 - Jun 27 2014]
First reported Jun 26 2014 - Updated Jun 26 2014 - 1 reports

Guelph think-tank did laudable work, OFA head says

GUELPH — The imminent demise of Guelph's at-times controversial George Morris Centre agricultural think-tank will be felt, Ontario Federation of Agriculture president Mark Wales said Wednesday."They will be missed. They did stimulate discussions on some ... [Published My Kawartha - Jun 26 2014]
First reported Jun 25 2014 - Updated Jun 25 2014 - 1 reports

George Morris Centre Closing

The board of directors for Guelph-based agricultural think-tank - the George Morris Centre - has announced it will dissolve the organization later this year.The net assets of the farm policy research institution will be transferred to the Ontario Agricultural ... [Published Farms.com - Jun 25 2014]
First reported Jun 24 2014 - Updated Jun 24 2014 - 1 reports

Guelph farm policy think-tank closing after 25 years

A Guelph-based farm policy think-tank — the brainchild of a Chatham-area farmer — is closing, in part because of the growth of research groups such as Agri-food @ Ivey in London.The George Morris Centre, known for its work on agriculture policies and ... [Published London Free Press - Jun 24 2014]
First reported Jun 21 2014 - Updated Jun 21 2014 - 2 reports

George Morris Centre folds

by SUSAN MANNThe George Morris Centre’s announcement that it’s dissolving the organization later this year was greeted by a mixed reaction from Ontario’s farming community.“They will be missed,” says Ontario Federation of Agriculture president Mark Wales. ... [Published Better Farming - Jun 21 2014]

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"It's a shame that it has to go this way, because we're certainly not trying to block innovation and that new product size," said Lewis. "It's just about a level playing field, that's our position in principle."
"Indeed, Canadian retailers cannot and will not buy locally if quality and price do not meet U S offerings."
"We are going to have to be more productive on the land we have" Sparling said, adding farmers will need to use technologies such as GPS.​
"He really wanted to set up something that would be a contrary opinion (to conventional wisdom) if necessary, but would say whatever needed to be said and would have the freedom to do so" said Roberts

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M&M Meat Shops’ new owner bets frozen is fresher [Published Globe and Mail - 19 hours ago]
Impact Of Packaging [Published CBC - 23 hours ago]
Market Analyst Says Supply And Demand Will Driv... [Published CKNXam920 - Jul 28 2014]
Battle brews over 3-litre milk jugs [Published Waterloo Region Record - Jul 28 2014]
Loblaw’s fresh approach giving it a big edge in... [Published Financial Post - Top Stories - Jul 24 2014]
Supermarket squeeze dooms Canadian food processors [Published Today's Farmer - Jul 18 2014]
Lifestyle changes will trigger major shifts in ... [Published Sarnia Observer - Jul 17 2014]
Crop price drop turns tables [Published Chatham Daily News - Jul 11 2014]
Study shows little increase in retail food pricing [Published Island Farmer - Jul 09 2014]
Farm Think-Tank Tapped Out as George Morris Cen... [Published Farms.com - Jul 03 2014]
Report urges Canada’s dairy system to undertake... [Published Better Farming - Jun 28 2014]
GMC Report Suggests Dairy Policy Renewal A ‘Dau... [Published CKNXam920 - Jun 27 2014]
Guelph think-tank did laudable work, OFA head says [Published My Kawartha - Jun 26 2014]
George Morris Centre Closing [Published Farms.com - Jun 25 2014]
Guelph farm policy think-tank closing after 25 ... [Published London Free Press - Jun 24 2014]
George Morris Centre folds [Published Better Farming - Jun 21 2014]
George Morris Center to Disband, Transfer Asset... [Published Farms.com - Jun 21 2014]
Climate Change and Emissions Management Corpora... [Published EnviroLib - Apr 04 2014]
Loblaws to be first grocery store in North Amer... [Published Financial Post - Top Stories - Mar 10 2014]
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