Post-pandemic Supply Chain Adjustments
Join the 28th Fields on Wheels Conference, once again being held as a free webinar themed “Post-pandemic Supply Chain Adjustments”
The 28th Annual Fields on Wheels conference brings together experts to consider the current situation and the longer-term environment that is developing. The morning begins with a discussion of food price inflation. Its causes and magnitude are explored by experts in the field. How climate change could impact food prices is examined with respect to the yields of field crops which form the base of the food system.
Efforts to reduce carbon emissions impact agriculture directly and indirectly. The need for alternative fuels is spurring the use of oilseed crops for industrial use. At the same time, agriculture is being asked to greatly reduce its consumption of fossil fuels, and in particular regarding fertilizer use.
In the afternoon, the webinar turns to modal issues. Agricultural trucking is highlighted and a new means for reducing the costs of freight transactions is presented. Subsequently, attention is turned to the eastern grain corridor. The importance of the Great Lakes- St. Lawrence River came to national attention with the recent labour dispute. Like many aspects of transportation, the significance of the Seaway is visible when it stops working. This panel explores its role as an important export corridor for the grain industry.