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  • Articles and reports: 11-627-M2017013
    Description:

    Based on the data from the 2016 Census of Agriculture, this infographic gives an overview of the horticulture sector in Canada.

    Release date: 2017-06-07

  • Articles and reports: 11-627-M2017012
    Description:

    Based on the data from the 2016 Census of Agriculture, this infographic gives an overview of the field crops sector in Canada.

    Release date: 2017-05-31

  • Articles and reports: 11-630-X2016004
    Description:

    This edition of Canadian Megatrends looks at changes in the production of honey from 1924 to 2014.

    Release date: 2016-04-27

  • Articles and reports: 96-325-X201400114041
    Description:

    A pulse is an edible seed harvested from the pod of a variety of annual leguminous plants. Pulses grown in Canada include, mainly, dry beans, dry peas, lentils and chickpeas. Pulse area and production in Canada has increased since the 1980s, making the country one of the leading producers and exporters of pulses worldwide.

    Release date: 2014-08-26

  • Articles and reports: 96-325-X201400113006
    Description:

    As crops grow, they deplete the soil’s fertility by absorbing nutrients from the land. These nutrients, need to be replenished in order to ensure that there is something in the soil for the next year’s crops. Canadian agriculture relies heavily on commercial fertilizers as well as manure to replenish soil’s nutrients. This article examines how farmers provide their crops with the nutrients they need to grow and how these farming practices have changed over time.

    Release date: 2014-05-29

  • Articles and reports: 96-325-X201400111921
    Description:

    Horticulture is a type of agriculture that encompasses a wide range of crop production. Fruit, vegetable, ornamental and medicinal plant culture all fall under the umbrella of horticulture. There are two broad categories of crops within horticulture: edible and non-edible crops.

    Edible horticulture crops, such as fruits, vegetables and nuts, are products grown for human food that are either consumed fresh or processed into value-added products, such as frozen foods, preserves and wine. Although they are not biologically classified as plants, mushrooms are considered to be an edible product of horticulture. Medicinal plants which are grown for teas and supplements such as ginseng are also considered to be edible horticultural products.

    Non-edible horticulture crops are not used as food but are rather produced for other purposes. For instance, cut flowers, bedding plants, shrubs, trees, and perennials are grown as ornamental plants to enhance the appearance of homes, offices, gardens and public spaces. Sod farming is another type of non-edible horticulture which produces established turf for lawns, parks and sports fields.

    Release date: 2014-04-22

  • Articles and reports: 96-325-X201400111913
    Description:

    Farmers and corn breeders have developed multiple varieties suited to particular uses and adapted to distinct environments. In Canada, three broad types of corn dominate farmers' fields: corn for grain, corn for silage, and sweet corn.

    Release date: 2014-03-18

  • Articles and reports: 21-004-X201100111412
    Description:

    Statistics Canada administers six surveys per year to collect information on intended, seeded and harvested acreages, yields, production and stocks of principal field crops, and publishes these survey estimates in the Field Crop Reporting Series (FCRS). This paper analyses short-term movements in weekly crop prices from the week before the releases of FCRS to the week after the releases. Field crops included in this study are oats, canola, corn, flax, barley and wheat, while specialty crops studied are sunflower seed, canary seed, field peas, lentils, mustard seed, chick peas and green peas. The data for field crops cover a period from 1990 to 2009 and that for specialty crops cover varying periods from 1992 to 2009 based on their availability. The results reveal that the price changes before and after the official releases of FCRS tend to even out over time. The results also suggest that prices after the releases are as likely to increase as they are to decrease. Based on the findings, the study concludes that the publication of statistics in the FCRS has no systematic effect on crop prices. The results are consistent with the findings of the National Agricultural Statistics Service of the United States Department of Agriculture.

    Release date: 2011-12-22

  • Articles and reports: 96-325-X200700010369
    Description:

    Until the mid-1970s, soybeans were restricted by climate primarily to southern Ontario. Intensive breeding programs have since opened up more widespread growing possibilities for this incredibly versatile crop in Canada: The 1.2 million hectares of soybeans reported on the Census of Agriculture in 2006 marked a near eightfold increase in area since 1976, the year the ground-breaking varieties that perform well in Canada's shorter growing season were introduced.

    Release date: 2007-10-26

  • Articles and reports: 11-621-M2006049
    Description:

    This study analyzes the evolution of the production and market of grapes and wine in Canada from 1993 to 2005. Exports of Canadian wine as well as provincial data on consumption of domestic and imported wines are highlighted.

    Release date: 2006-10-16

  • Articles and reports: 21-004-X20060039265
    Description:

    This article provides a brief overview of the bioproducts industry in Canada and the important role agriculture plays in the growing market.

    Release date: 2006-07-13

  • Articles and reports: 21-004-X20060029210
    Description:

    A brief overview of some agricultural events of 2005 with the goal to put into perpective this complex and changing Canadian agricultural industry - from farm gate consumer.

    Release date: 2006-06-05

  • Articles and reports: 21-004-X20060019045
    Description:

    This article profiles the industry, examining its current economic status as well as blueberry cultivation and the fruit's popularity worldwide.

    Release date: 2006-01-30

  • Articles and reports: 21-004-X20050048045
    Description:

    This paper examines the history of the potato, and identifies the shifts in markets that have caused these changes.

    Release date: 2005-06-28

  • Articles and reports: 21-004-X20050037842
    Description:

    For the purposes of this study, eight environmental management systems (EMSs) were considered: whole farm environmental plan; manure management plan; fertilizer management plan; pesticide management plan; water management plan; wildlife conservation plan; grazing management plan, and nutrient management plan.

    The information on the use of farm environmental plans was obtained from the Farm Environmental Management Survey (FEMS) conducted in 2001 by Statistics Canada and sponsored in part by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.

    Release date: 2005-05-25

  • Articles and reports: 21-004-X20050027822
    Description:

    This paper will be a descriptive analysis of the organic fruit and vegetable data collected between 2000 and 2003.

    Release date: 2005-04-28

  • Articles and reports: 21-004-X20050017785
    Description:

    This article analyzes the phenomenal growth in Canadian greenhouse operations, focusing on tomatoes because they are the most significant vegetable crop, both in terms of volume and value. It also looks at trade disputes with the United States as well as the impact of exchange rates on the greenhouse vegetable sales.

    Release date: 2005-03-22

  • Articles and reports: 11-621-M2004018
    Description:

    This article examines the growth in pumpkin production and its relationship to the agro-tourism industry. Farmers now offer enticements to encourage tourists to visit their farms, including Halloween activities and bakery products. The article uses data from the 1986 and 2001 censuses.

    Release date: 2004-10-28

  • Articles and reports: 21-004-X20040036797
    Description:

    In general, organic food in supermarkets tends to cost more compared with the same food grown in a non-organic fashion. Consumers may believe, as a result, that producers of organic food must be receiving more for their product than do their non-organic farming counterparts.

    Thus, the question begs to be asked: Are organic farmers able to charge more for their produce than non-organic producers? In other words, do organic producers receive a price premium? This is difficult to answer, as there is limited information on prices that farmers receive directly for their produce.

    Release date: 2004-03-31

  • Articles and reports: 11-010-X20040026798
    Description:

    Most Canadians would probably be surprised to learn that floriculture receipts are closing in on wheat, finishing in 2002 only 20% below the $2.3 billion earned from wheat. This note documents the shift in farming towards floriculture and nursery products in recent years, including which provinces have driven their growth and why farmers find these crops more appealing.

    Release date: 2004-02-19

  • 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-X200210913029
    Description:

    Increasing numbers of consumers have come to believe in the perceived value and quality available in organic foods. Nevertheless, organic farming still occupies only a small niche in Canada's agricultural sector.

    Located mainly in British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec, the organic fruit and vegetable industry is not showing any particular signs of increased producer participation. Still, supermarkets across the country are setting aside ever-larger portions of their produce sections for organic produce, and natural food stores are expanding rapidly. Obviously, there is a niche market driven by consumers concerned with maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

    Release date: 2002-09-30

  • Articles and reports: 21-004-X20021036174
    Description:

    Crop production across western Canada was lower in 2001 as a result of drought conditions. The grains industry has been drawing comparisons with the 1988 season, the last year a general drought reduced production. There are differences between the drought of 2001 and the drought of 1988. This article will examine some of these differences.

    Release date: 2002-03-28

  • Articles and reports: 21-004-X20010035613
    Description:

    The most widely discussed agricultural topic in recent years is the risks and opportunities presented by food products obtained through biotechnology, especially those derived from genetically modified seeds (GMS). According to the June 2000 survey on field crops, 16% of all soybean acreage in Quebec, and 18% of that in Ontario, was planted with genetically modified seeds. The percentage of corn in both provinces was 27%. Most farms using GMS corn and soybeans are located in Ontario and Quebec where the production of both of these crops is concentrated.

    Release date: 2001-03-29

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  • Articles and reports: 11-627-M2017013
    Description:

    Based on the data from the 2016 Census of Agriculture, this infographic gives an overview of the horticulture sector in Canada.

    Release date: 2017-06-07

  • Articles and reports: 11-627-M2017012
    Description:

    Based on the data from the 2016 Census of Agriculture, this infographic gives an overview of the field crops sector in Canada.

    Release date: 2017-05-31

  • Articles and reports: 11-630-X2016004
    Description:

    This edition of Canadian Megatrends looks at changes in the production of honey from 1924 to 2014.

    Release date: 2016-04-27

  • Articles and reports: 96-325-X201400114041
    Description:

    A pulse is an edible seed harvested from the pod of a variety of annual leguminous plants. Pulses grown in Canada include, mainly, dry beans, dry peas, lentils and chickpeas. Pulse area and production in Canada has increased since the 1980s, making the country one of the leading producers and exporters of pulses worldwide.

    Release date: 2014-08-26

  • Articles and reports: 96-325-X201400113006
    Description:

    As crops grow, they deplete the soil’s fertility by absorbing nutrients from the land. These nutrients, need to be replenished in order to ensure that there is something in the soil for the next year’s crops. Canadian agriculture relies heavily on commercial fertilizers as well as manure to replenish soil’s nutrients. This article examines how farmers provide their crops with the nutrients they need to grow and how these farming practices have changed over time.

    Release date: 2014-05-29

  • Articles and reports: 96-325-X201400111921
    Description:

    Horticulture is a type of agriculture that encompasses a wide range of crop production. Fruit, vegetable, ornamental and medicinal plant culture all fall under the umbrella of horticulture. There are two broad categories of crops within horticulture: edible and non-edible crops.

    Edible horticulture crops, such as fruits, vegetables and nuts, are products grown for human food that are either consumed fresh or processed into value-added products, such as frozen foods, preserves and wine. Although they are not biologically classified as plants, mushrooms are considered to be an edible product of horticulture. Medicinal plants which are grown for teas and supplements such as ginseng are also considered to be edible horticultural products.

    Non-edible horticulture crops are not used as food but are rather produced for other purposes. For instance, cut flowers, bedding plants, shrubs, trees, and perennials are grown as ornamental plants to enhance the appearance of homes, offices, gardens and public spaces. Sod farming is another type of non-edible horticulture which produces established turf for lawns, parks and sports fields.

    Release date: 2014-04-22

  • Articles and reports: 96-325-X201400111913
    Description:

    Farmers and corn breeders have developed multiple varieties suited to particular uses and adapted to distinct environments. In Canada, three broad types of corn dominate farmers' fields: corn for grain, corn for silage, and sweet corn.

    Release date: 2014-03-18

  • Articles and reports: 21-004-X201100111412
    Description:

    Statistics Canada administers six surveys per year to collect information on intended, seeded and harvested acreages, yields, production and stocks of principal field crops, and publishes these survey estimates in the Field Crop Reporting Series (FCRS). This paper analyses short-term movements in weekly crop prices from the week before the releases of FCRS to the week after the releases. Field crops included in this study are oats, canola, corn, flax, barley and wheat, while specialty crops studied are sunflower seed, canary seed, field peas, lentils, mustard seed, chick peas and green peas. The data for field crops cover a period from 1990 to 2009 and that for specialty crops cover varying periods from 1992 to 2009 based on their availability. The results reveal that the price changes before and after the official releases of FCRS tend to even out over time. The results also suggest that prices after the releases are as likely to increase as they are to decrease. Based on the findings, the study concludes that the publication of statistics in the FCRS has no systematic effect on crop prices. The results are consistent with the findings of the National Agricultural Statistics Service of the United States Department of Agriculture.

    Release date: 2011-12-22

  • Articles and reports: 96-325-X200700010369
    Description:

    Until the mid-1970s, soybeans were restricted by climate primarily to southern Ontario. Intensive breeding programs have since opened up more widespread growing possibilities for this incredibly versatile crop in Canada: The 1.2 million hectares of soybeans reported on the Census of Agriculture in 2006 marked a near eightfold increase in area since 1976, the year the ground-breaking varieties that perform well in Canada's shorter growing season were introduced.

    Release date: 2007-10-26

  • Articles and reports: 11-621-M2006049
    Description:

    This study analyzes the evolution of the production and market of grapes and wine in Canada from 1993 to 2005. Exports of Canadian wine as well as provincial data on consumption of domestic and imported wines are highlighted.

    Release date: 2006-10-16

  • Articles and reports: 21-004-X20060039265
    Description:

    This article provides a brief overview of the bioproducts industry in Canada and the important role agriculture plays in the growing market.

    Release date: 2006-07-13

  • Articles and reports: 21-004-X20060029210
    Description:

    A brief overview of some agricultural events of 2005 with the goal to put into perpective this complex and changing Canadian agricultural industry - from farm gate consumer.

    Release date: 2006-06-05

  • Articles and reports: 21-004-X20060019045
    Description:

    This article profiles the industry, examining its current economic status as well as blueberry cultivation and the fruit's popularity worldwide.

    Release date: 2006-01-30

  • Articles and reports: 21-004-X20050048045
    Description:

    This paper examines the history of the potato, and identifies the shifts in markets that have caused these changes.

    Release date: 2005-06-28

  • Articles and reports: 21-004-X20050037842
    Description:

    For the purposes of this study, eight environmental management systems (EMSs) were considered: whole farm environmental plan; manure management plan; fertilizer management plan; pesticide management plan; water management plan; wildlife conservation plan; grazing management plan, and nutrient management plan.

    The information on the use of farm environmental plans was obtained from the Farm Environmental Management Survey (FEMS) conducted in 2001 by Statistics Canada and sponsored in part by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.

    Release date: 2005-05-25

  • Articles and reports: 21-004-X20050027822
    Description:

    This paper will be a descriptive analysis of the organic fruit and vegetable data collected between 2000 and 2003.

    Release date: 2005-04-28

  • Articles and reports: 21-004-X20050017785
    Description:

    This article analyzes the phenomenal growth in Canadian greenhouse operations, focusing on tomatoes because they are the most significant vegetable crop, both in terms of volume and value. It also looks at trade disputes with the United States as well as the impact of exchange rates on the greenhouse vegetable sales.

    Release date: 2005-03-22

  • Articles and reports: 11-621-M2004018
    Description:

    This article examines the growth in pumpkin production and its relationship to the agro-tourism industry. Farmers now offer enticements to encourage tourists to visit their farms, including Halloween activities and bakery products. The article uses data from the 1986 and 2001 censuses.

    Release date: 2004-10-28

  • Articles and reports: 21-004-X20040036797
    Description:

    In general, organic food in supermarkets tends to cost more compared with the same food grown in a non-organic fashion. Consumers may believe, as a result, that producers of organic food must be receiving more for their product than do their non-organic farming counterparts.

    Thus, the question begs to be asked: Are organic farmers able to charge more for their produce than non-organic producers? In other words, do organic producers receive a price premium? This is difficult to answer, as there is limited information on prices that farmers receive directly for their produce.

    Release date: 2004-03-31

  • Articles and reports: 11-010-X20040026798
    Description:

    Most Canadians would probably be surprised to learn that floriculture receipts are closing in on wheat, finishing in 2002 only 20% below the $2.3 billion earned from wheat. This note documents the shift in farming towards floriculture and nursery products in recent years, including which provinces have driven their growth and why farmers find these crops more appealing.

    Release date: 2004-02-19

  • 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-X200210913029
    Description:

    Increasing numbers of consumers have come to believe in the perceived value and quality available in organic foods. Nevertheless, organic farming still occupies only a small niche in Canada's agricultural sector.

    Located mainly in British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec, the organic fruit and vegetable industry is not showing any particular signs of increased producer participation. Still, supermarkets across the country are setting aside ever-larger portions of their produce sections for organic produce, and natural food stores are expanding rapidly. Obviously, there is a niche market driven by consumers concerned with maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

    Release date: 2002-09-30

  • Articles and reports: 21-004-X20021036174
    Description:

    Crop production across western Canada was lower in 2001 as a result of drought conditions. The grains industry has been drawing comparisons with the 1988 season, the last year a general drought reduced production. There are differences between the drought of 2001 and the drought of 1988. This article will examine some of these differences.

    Release date: 2002-03-28

  • Articles and reports: 21-004-X20010035613
    Description:

    The most widely discussed agricultural topic in recent years is the risks and opportunities presented by food products obtained through biotechnology, especially those derived from genetically modified seeds (GMS). According to the June 2000 survey on field crops, 16% of all soybean acreage in Quebec, and 18% of that in Ontario, was planted with genetically modified seeds. The percentage of corn in both provinces was 27%. Most farms using GMS corn and soybeans are located in Ontario and Quebec where the production of both of these crops is concentrated.

    Release date: 2001-03-29

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