Mercantile is a professional services company.

We engage in regular market analysis on all major crops grown in Western Canada. Mercantile generates ‘private label market intelligence’ that is designed to help our clients maximise returns from agricultural markets.

We work for farmers, governments, NGOs, and commercial enterprises engaged in the agricultural industry

Farm level analysis and marketing advice

Mercantile provides farmers with independent international market intelligence that is translated back to the farm gate. Our intelligence is current, reliable and applicable.

Regularly covered are major international grains and oilseeds, Canadian grains and oilseeds, special crop markets.

The advice relates to timing of sales relative to farm cash-flow requirements and optimization of crop returns. It aims to significantly lower production and marketing risk. Our base intelligence covers everything from COP to CIF pricing.

Mercantile notes that independent advice that is removed from in-house positions and incentives is increasingly important to Canadian farmers.

This is a custom service. Mercantile also offers a subscription based Market Commentary every week. Learn more in our products.

Project work for Agribusiness, Associations, Government

Mercantile Consulting Ventures is experienced in working with various agencies to create worthwhile and useful insights for commercial and policy purposes. From deep dives focussing on particular markets, products or the impact of policy events to 360° overviews of risks and opportunities.

These services can include:

  • Market investigations
  • Opportunity assessments
  • Agriculture policy impact studies
  • Commercialisation analyses
  • Risk management templates

Our contracts expand across North America, Europe, and Australia.

Get in touch for a free consultation on your needs.

Speaking engagements and keynote addresses

Invite Mercantile Consulting Ventures to your industry event. Our partner, Marlene Boersch, provides presentations customised for your audience and ticket holders. Live in person and digital, depending on current circumstances for agribusiness, associations, governments, and farm groups.

  • Market Outlook Presentations and invited speaking engagements
  • Articles on markets, market developments
  • Chapters in books on agricultural markets
  • Webinars
  • Seminars