Farm and Farm Operator Data

Release date: May 10, 2017

2016 Census of Agriculture

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The 2016 Census of Agriculture counted 193,492 farms, a 5.9% decrease from the previous census in 2011. This rate of decline was the lowest in the last twenty years. As farm numbers have declined, the average area per farm has increased, growing from 779 acres in 2011 to an average of 820 acres in 2016.

2016 farm and farm operator data are available free of charge on CANSIM: Tables 004-0200 to 004-0246

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