Tag: Frederic Bedard

StatsCan Releases First Crop Estimates Not Based on a Farmer Survey

Statistics Canada released its first crop production estimates using a new model-based methodology on Thursday. The model takes into account satellite data, as well as historical figures¬†from the traditional StatsCan Field Crop Reporting Series and agroclimatic information. What wasn’t required in compiling¬†the numbers was a survey of farmers. “The traditional survey relies completely on interviewing… Read more »