Sunflower industry struggling

Near-death escapes are exciting but can leave a lot of scars and re-quire lengthy recovery. That’s what Manitoba’s sunflower industry has been going through, getting back to decent acreage but feeling bruised from the brutal bashing of a couple of years ago. “It’s been tough for us as an association, but also for our processors […] Read more

Consumer confidence shaky as economic recovery continues

The recession ended three years ago but nobody believes it, says the chief economist of the Conference Board of Canada. The recovery has been moderate but global consumer confidence is shaky and financial risks abound, said Glen Hodgson, senior vice-president of the board. “The world economy is being held back by, frankly, crappy management under […] Read more