Statistics Canada is pivoting away from farmer-answered surveys and is utilizing various technologies to provide agriculture-related information about crops across Canada. The AgZero program uses alternative data sources including Earth observation data and satellite imagery to create reports regarding Canada’s agricultural production, reports that were usually compiled from data farmers provided. Omar Youssouf, unit head with… Read More

Thanks for tuning in to RealAg Radio! On today’s show, you’ll hear from: Charles Burton, Senior Fellow with Macdonald-Laurier Institute on the challenges Canada and the US face in dealing with China; Brent Collins with BASF providing the conclusions on the InVigor establishment issues; and Omar Youssouf with StatsCan on the Ag Zero Initiative to… Read More

Improved growing conditions for much of Western Canada has Statistics Canada predicting a much larger crop for 2022 harvest than was previously reported. The latest principal field crop report, published August 29, is derived from predictive modeling based on July field conditions. StatsCan says the Crop Condition Assessment Program shows that overall plant health in… Read More

Statistics Canada has published its most recent survey of principal field crop intentions for the 2022 growing season. The survey was conducted from March 1 to March 29, 2022, and included approximately 11,500 farmers. Respondents were asked to report their planting intentions for grain, oilseeds and special crops. The results suggest that wheat acres are estimated at 25 million, up 7.2 per… Read More

Statistics Canada (StatsCan) has released its gross domestic product (GDP) by industry numbers for August 2021, and it is no surprise that a lack of precipitation caused a significant drop in the agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting sector. The category dropped 5.7 per cent, following a 5.5 per cent decrease in July. StatsCan says the record-setting heat… Read More

Statistics Canada’s latest production estimates puts soybean production for 2021 down 7.4 per cent year over year to 5.9 million tonnes. Corn production is expected to climb, however, to 14.4 million tonnes in 2021. Much of that increase is from Ontario, where corn production is expected to increase 7.5 per cent to 9.6 million tonnes, on higher yields (+9.3 per cent… Read More

 

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