Statistics Canada (StatsCan) has published data providing a socioeconomic snapshot of Canada’s evolving farm population. As of 2021, the farm population represents just 1.6 per cent of the total population in Canada. But how are they categorized? Data from the census shows that the face of Canada’s farm population is changing — farm households are… Read More

Statistics Canada (StatsCan) says wheat acres across Canada will be the highest they’ve been in more than twenty years, while area planted to canola, corn, barley, and soybeans will also climb in 2023. However there’s an asterisk beside those numbers, as the agency also announced a major change to the methodology behind its seeding intentions… Read More

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

Farmers across Canada planted more wheat, oats, corn, and mustard this spring, and cut the number of acres growing canola, barley, and dry peas, according to Statistics Canada. The number of summerfallow acres also climbed by more than 35 per cent (to 1.8 million), based on the June Field Crop Survey results, published July 5…. 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

 

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