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  • Technical products: 21-601-M2003065
    Description:

    This paper investigates the key characteristics of the farm operators and farm businesses that influence computer use.

    Release date: 2003-12-17

  • Articles and reports: 21-006-X2002008
    Description:

    While the number of census-farms and farm operators is shrinking, the number of jobs in the agriculture and agri-food industry is growing. During the 15-year period from 1981 to 1996, the industry employed 15% of Canada's workforce.

    Employment in the agri-food sector has grown faster than the overall Canadian economy and this has offset the decline in employment on farms. In 1981, more people worked on farms than worked in restaurants, bars and taverns. By 1996, this trend had reversed and employment in the food and beverage services sector far outstripped the number of workers on farms.

    Food processing is often promoted as part of agricultural policy (to provide a local market for Canadian farmers) and as part of rural development policy (to create jobs in rural areas). However, in 1996, fewer people were working in Canada's food processing sector than in 1981. More food was processed (there was growth in the gross domestic product (GDP) of this sector), but fewer workers were involved. Rural regions adjacent to urban areas gained a greater share of food processing employment, making these regions relatively competitive in keeping food processing workforces.

    Employment in the agricultural and agri-food sectors is growing, but the nature of the work and where it is being done is changing.

    Release date: 2003-12-11

  • Table: 95F0303X
    Description:

    This product presents selected 2001 and historical data from the Census of Agriculture - Census of Population Linkage database. The data are available at the Canada and province levels for free. The data variables include: age; sex; marital status; mother tongue; highest level of schooling; net farm income; as well as farm population counts and income profiles for census farm families and households.

    (No linkage databases were created for the 1966 and 1976 Census years, so historical comparisons are not possible for those years.)

    Release date: 2003-12-02

  • Articles and reports: 11-621-M2003005
    Description:

    This paper examines Canada's beef exports and imports throughout the early days of the beef export ban that came into effect on May 20, 2003. The Canadian beef export market was worth about $4.1 billion in 2002. These exports dropped to virtually zero in June, July and August after the implementation of a worldwide ban on Canadian beef products following the discovery of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) - more commonly known as mad cow disease - in a single cow. Canadian beef imports increased above historical levels in June before dropping in July and August. Canadian beef imports have not been trivial: they accounted for about $900 million in 2002 or almost 30% of the beef and veal consumed in Canada.

    Release date: 2003-11-05

  • Articles and reports: 21-004-X20030096514
    Description:

    Over the last few years, the rapid expansion of large livestock operations has fuelled heated debates in many rural communities across Canada. Proposals for new hog operations, among others, have encountered vocal opposition from neighbours and residents in the community. Promoters defended the economic value of their project claiming that good farming practices and improved technology minimizes the potential risk of nuisance and pollution. However, opponents raised concerns about the reduction of their quality of life in association with large livestock operations, especially hog farms. They fear being driven out of their homes by strong odours or worry about accidental contamination of ground water in surrounding areas, as in Walkerton, Ontario. Still others are upset by prospects of added truck traffic, dust and noise resulting from feed and livestock transportation.

    Release date: 2003-10-22

  • Articles and reports: 21-021-M2003001
    Description:

    Sustainable development and environmental health are priorities of the agriculture sector. Canadian farmers are actively involved in environmental initiatives and are adopting farming practices that minimize risk to air, water and soil, while contributing to the conservation of biodiversity. The 2001 Farm Environmental Management Survey (FEMS), conducted by Statistics Canada in March 2002, was carried out on behalf of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada in order to measure current farm environmental initiatives and farming practices.

    The survey collected information from 16,000 farmers on the management of manure, grazing systems, crop nutrients, pesticides, soil and water, as well as whole farm environmental management.

    Release date: 2003-09-12

  • Technical products: 21-601-M2003064
    Description:

    This research study provides an overview of the trading relationship between Canada and Mexico, with particular emphasis on agricultural trade.

    Release date: 2003-07-22

  • Geographic files and documentation: 92F0175X
    Description:

    This boundary file delineates areas of significant agricultural activity in Canada as indicated by the 2001 Census of Agriculture. It is available at the Canada level, except for the territories, and is generalized for small-scale mapping. This agricultural ecumene enables users to thematically map data aggregated to the census division level and limits the data display to those areas where agricultural activity is concentrated in Canada. When used in dot and choropleth maps, the ecumene concept provides a more accurate depiction of the spatial distribution of data within standard geographic areas such as census divisions. Agricultural indicators including the ratios of total agricultural land to total land area, and total agricultural receipts to total land area were used in generating the agricultural ecumene.

    The boundary file coordinates are latitude/longitude and are based on the North American Datum of 1983 (NAD83). The file is available in both ARC/INFO Interchange and MapInfo Interchange formats and a reference guide is also provided.

    Release date: 2003-05-29

  • Geographic files and documentation: 92F0174G
    Description:

    This Reference Guide is available for both the Internet (Catalogue No. 92F0174XIE) and CD-ROM (Catalogue No. 92F0174XCB) versions of the Census Agricultural Regions Boundary File for the 2001 Census of Agriculture product. The guide not only describes the content, uses and technical specifications of this product, but also provides notes on the data quality and general methodology used to create it.

    Release date: 2003-05-29

  • Geographic files and documentation: 92F0174X
    Description:

    This Cartographic Boundary File for Canada contains the boundaries of all 82 census agricultural regions delineated for the 2001 Census of Agriculture together with the shoreline around Canada and the larger inland lakes, all integrated in a single layer. The boundary file coordinates are latitude/longitude and are based on the North American Datum of 1983 (NAD83). The file is available in both ARC/INFO Interchange and MapInfo Interchange formats and a reference guide is also provided.

    Cartographic Boundary Files can be used with Census of Population, Census of Agriculture or other Statistics Canada data for data analysis and thematic mapping (with appropriate software). Geographic codes provide the linkage between the statistical data and the geographic area boundaries. Cartographic Boundary Files can also be used to create new geographic areas by aggregating standard geographic areas, and for other data manipulations available with the user's software. The Cartographic Boundary Files are positionally consistent with the Road Network Files and Skeletal Road Network Files, which can provide additional geographic context for mapping applications.

    Release date: 2003-05-29

  • Geographic files and documentation: 92F0175G
    Description:

    This Reference Guide is available for both the Internet (Catalogue No. 92F0175XIE) and the CD-ROM (Catalogue No. 92F0175XCB) versions of the Agricultural Ecumene Census Division Boundary File for the 2001 Census of Agriculture product. The guide not only describes the content, uses and technical specifications of this product, but also provides notes on the data quality and general methodology used to create it.

    Release date: 2003-05-29

  • Table: 21-522-X
    Description:

    Farming Facts is published by the Agriculture Division of Statistics Canada to illustrate the variety of information produced by the organization for the agricultural community. This edition incorporates some of the results from the 2001 Census of Agriculture and includes first-time information on organic farming and the latest trends in computer use on farms.

    Release date: 2003-04-16

  • Articles and reports: 21-004-X20030036482
    Description:

    Since their introduction in the mid-1990s, genetically modified seeds have become increasingly popular among Eastern Canadian corn and soybean producers. These producers use the seeds to limit insect damage to crops, or to provide their crops with a resistance to herbicides that would otherwise kill the plants.

    Statistics Canada has collected data on genetically modified soybeans and corn in Quebec and Ontario for the past three years. In its field crop surveys, the Agency has tracked plantings, harvestings, production and expected yields for soybeans and corn grown from genetically modified seeds.

    Release date: 2003-03-31

  • Articles and reports: 21-004-X20030036478
    Description:

    Total income of farm families is derived from 1999 personal income tax returns of family members. The estimates refer to the income of families involved in a single unincorporated farm, showing a gross operating revenue of $10,000 and over. Families are defined as husband and wife, legal or common-law, with or without children at home; or lone parent, of any marital status, with at least one child living at home. There is no restriction on the age of the children. Children must report a marital status other than "married" or "living common-law" and have no child living in the household. In 1999, these families operated 150,500 farms, accounting for 76.5% of the total number of unincorporated farms (single operations) reporting a gross revenue of $10,000 and over.

    Net farm operating income refers to the profit (or loss) from performance of farm operations based on total operating revenues, including all program payments, less total operating expenses, before deducting depreciation.

    In 1998, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) developed a farm typology, which categorizes farms into more homogeneous groups than classification based on size, contribution to total agricultural production, or national net farm operating income. Factors such as age, income, business intentions and revenue class have been used to categorize farm operators and farm families into distinct groups. A description of the farm types is presented at the end of this article.

    Release date: 2003-03-31

  • Technical products: 21-601-M2003062
    Description:

    This study examines the geographic distribution of livestock and poultry in May 2001, at the time of the 2001 Census of Agriculture. It compares it with the situation on Census Day 1991 to determine how concentrations have changed during the 1990s.

    Release date: 2003-02-18

  • Table: 23-501-X
    Description:

    Based on feed coefficients, this study estimates the per animal and total provincial livestock feed requirements for grain, pasture, and harvested roughages by the various species. This release applies the coefficients to the current livestock inventories and balance sheet information for 1999, 2000 and 2001 to estimate the total tonnage consumed. It reflects any revisions made to the livestock numbers as a result of the 2001 Census of Agriculture.

    Release date: 2003-01-13

Data (3)

Data (3) (3 results)

  • Table: 95F0303X
    Description:

    This product presents selected 2001 and historical data from the Census of Agriculture - Census of Population Linkage database. The data are available at the Canada and province levels for free. The data variables include: age; sex; marital status; mother tongue; highest level of schooling; net farm income; as well as farm population counts and income profiles for census farm families and households.

    (No linkage databases were created for the 1966 and 1976 Census years, so historical comparisons are not possible for those years.)

    Release date: 2003-12-02

  • Table: 21-522-X
    Description:

    Farming Facts is published by the Agriculture Division of Statistics Canada to illustrate the variety of information produced by the organization for the agricultural community. This edition incorporates some of the results from the 2001 Census of Agriculture and includes first-time information on organic farming and the latest trends in computer use on farms.

    Release date: 2003-04-16

  • Table: 23-501-X
    Description:

    Based on feed coefficients, this study estimates the per animal and total provincial livestock feed requirements for grain, pasture, and harvested roughages by the various species. This release applies the coefficients to the current livestock inventories and balance sheet information for 1999, 2000 and 2001 to estimate the total tonnage consumed. It reflects any revisions made to the livestock numbers as a result of the 2001 Census of Agriculture.

    Release date: 2003-01-13

Analysis (6)

Analysis (6) (6 of 6 results)

  • Articles and reports: 21-006-X2002008
    Description:

    While the number of census-farms and farm operators is shrinking, the number of jobs in the agriculture and agri-food industry is growing. During the 15-year period from 1981 to 1996, the industry employed 15% of Canada's workforce.

    Employment in the agri-food sector has grown faster than the overall Canadian economy and this has offset the decline in employment on farms. In 1981, more people worked on farms than worked in restaurants, bars and taverns. By 1996, this trend had reversed and employment in the food and beverage services sector far outstripped the number of workers on farms.

    Food processing is often promoted as part of agricultural policy (to provide a local market for Canadian farmers) and as part of rural development policy (to create jobs in rural areas). However, in 1996, fewer people were working in Canada's food processing sector than in 1981. More food was processed (there was growth in the gross domestic product (GDP) of this sector), but fewer workers were involved. Rural regions adjacent to urban areas gained a greater share of food processing employment, making these regions relatively competitive in keeping food processing workforces.

    Employment in the agricultural and agri-food sectors is growing, but the nature of the work and where it is being done is changing.

    Release date: 2003-12-11

  • Articles and reports: 11-621-M2003005
    Description:

    This paper examines Canada's beef exports and imports throughout the early days of the beef export ban that came into effect on May 20, 2003. The Canadian beef export market was worth about $4.1 billion in 2002. These exports dropped to virtually zero in June, July and August after the implementation of a worldwide ban on Canadian beef products following the discovery of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) - more commonly known as mad cow disease - in a single cow. Canadian beef imports increased above historical levels in June before dropping in July and August. Canadian beef imports have not been trivial: they accounted for about $900 million in 2002 or almost 30% of the beef and veal consumed in Canada.

    Release date: 2003-11-05

  • Articles and reports: 21-004-X20030096514
    Description:

    Over the last few years, the rapid expansion of large livestock operations has fuelled heated debates in many rural communities across Canada. Proposals for new hog operations, among others, have encountered vocal opposition from neighbours and residents in the community. Promoters defended the economic value of their project claiming that good farming practices and improved technology minimizes the potential risk of nuisance and pollution. However, opponents raised concerns about the reduction of their quality of life in association with large livestock operations, especially hog farms. They fear being driven out of their homes by strong odours or worry about accidental contamination of ground water in surrounding areas, as in Walkerton, Ontario. Still others are upset by prospects of added truck traffic, dust and noise resulting from feed and livestock transportation.

    Release date: 2003-10-22

  • Articles and reports: 21-021-M2003001
    Description:

    Sustainable development and environmental health are priorities of the agriculture sector. Canadian farmers are actively involved in environmental initiatives and are adopting farming practices that minimize risk to air, water and soil, while contributing to the conservation of biodiversity. The 2001 Farm Environmental Management Survey (FEMS), conducted by Statistics Canada in March 2002, was carried out on behalf of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada in order to measure current farm environmental initiatives and farming practices.

    The survey collected information from 16,000 farmers on the management of manure, grazing systems, crop nutrients, pesticides, soil and water, as well as whole farm environmental management.

    Release date: 2003-09-12

  • Articles and reports: 21-004-X20030036482
    Description:

    Since their introduction in the mid-1990s, genetically modified seeds have become increasingly popular among Eastern Canadian corn and soybean producers. These producers use the seeds to limit insect damage to crops, or to provide their crops with a resistance to herbicides that would otherwise kill the plants.

    Statistics Canada has collected data on genetically modified soybeans and corn in Quebec and Ontario for the past three years. In its field crop surveys, the Agency has tracked plantings, harvestings, production and expected yields for soybeans and corn grown from genetically modified seeds.

    Release date: 2003-03-31

  • Articles and reports: 21-004-X20030036478
    Description:

    Total income of farm families is derived from 1999 personal income tax returns of family members. The estimates refer to the income of families involved in a single unincorporated farm, showing a gross operating revenue of $10,000 and over. Families are defined as husband and wife, legal or common-law, with or without children at home; or lone parent, of any marital status, with at least one child living at home. There is no restriction on the age of the children. Children must report a marital status other than "married" or "living common-law" and have no child living in the household. In 1999, these families operated 150,500 farms, accounting for 76.5% of the total number of unincorporated farms (single operations) reporting a gross revenue of $10,000 and over.

    Net farm operating income refers to the profit (or loss) from performance of farm operations based on total operating revenues, including all program payments, less total operating expenses, before deducting depreciation.

    In 1998, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) developed a farm typology, which categorizes farms into more homogeneous groups than classification based on size, contribution to total agricultural production, or national net farm operating income. Factors such as age, income, business intentions and revenue class have been used to categorize farm operators and farm families into distinct groups. A description of the farm types is presented at the end of this article.

    Release date: 2003-03-31

Reference (7)

Reference (7) (7 of 7 results)

  • Technical products: 21-601-M2003065
    Description:

    This paper investigates the key characteristics of the farm operators and farm businesses that influence computer use.

    Release date: 2003-12-17

  • Technical products: 21-601-M2003064
    Description:

    This research study provides an overview of the trading relationship between Canada and Mexico, with particular emphasis on agricultural trade.

    Release date: 2003-07-22

  • Geographic files and documentation: 92F0175X
    Description:

    This boundary file delineates areas of significant agricultural activity in Canada as indicated by the 2001 Census of Agriculture. It is available at the Canada level, except for the territories, and is generalized for small-scale mapping. This agricultural ecumene enables users to thematically map data aggregated to the census division level and limits the data display to those areas where agricultural activity is concentrated in Canada. When used in dot and choropleth maps, the ecumene concept provides a more accurate depiction of the spatial distribution of data within standard geographic areas such as census divisions. Agricultural indicators including the ratios of total agricultural land to total land area, and total agricultural receipts to total land area were used in generating the agricultural ecumene.

    The boundary file coordinates are latitude/longitude and are based on the North American Datum of 1983 (NAD83). The file is available in both ARC/INFO Interchange and MapInfo Interchange formats and a reference guide is also provided.

    Release date: 2003-05-29

  • Geographic files and documentation: 92F0174G
    Description:

    This Reference Guide is available for both the Internet (Catalogue No. 92F0174XIE) and CD-ROM (Catalogue No. 92F0174XCB) versions of the Census Agricultural Regions Boundary File for the 2001 Census of Agriculture product. The guide not only describes the content, uses and technical specifications of this product, but also provides notes on the data quality and general methodology used to create it.

    Release date: 2003-05-29

  • Geographic files and documentation: 92F0174X
    Description:

    This Cartographic Boundary File for Canada contains the boundaries of all 82 census agricultural regions delineated for the 2001 Census of Agriculture together with the shoreline around Canada and the larger inland lakes, all integrated in a single layer. The boundary file coordinates are latitude/longitude and are based on the North American Datum of 1983 (NAD83). The file is available in both ARC/INFO Interchange and MapInfo Interchange formats and a reference guide is also provided.

    Cartographic Boundary Files can be used with Census of Population, Census of Agriculture or other Statistics Canada data for data analysis and thematic mapping (with appropriate software). Geographic codes provide the linkage between the statistical data and the geographic area boundaries. Cartographic Boundary Files can also be used to create new geographic areas by aggregating standard geographic areas, and for other data manipulations available with the user's software. The Cartographic Boundary Files are positionally consistent with the Road Network Files and Skeletal Road Network Files, which can provide additional geographic context for mapping applications.

    Release date: 2003-05-29

  • Geographic files and documentation: 92F0175G
    Description:

    This Reference Guide is available for both the Internet (Catalogue No. 92F0175XIE) and the CD-ROM (Catalogue No. 92F0175XCB) versions of the Agricultural Ecumene Census Division Boundary File for the 2001 Census of Agriculture product. The guide not only describes the content, uses and technical specifications of this product, but also provides notes on the data quality and general methodology used to create it.

    Release date: 2003-05-29

  • Technical products: 21-601-M2003062
    Description:

    This study examines the geographic distribution of livestock and poultry in May 2001, at the time of the 2001 Census of Agriculture. It compares it with the situation on Census Day 1991 to determine how concentrations have changed during the 1990s.

    Release date: 2003-02-18

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