Commercial Stocks of Corn and Soybeans Survey: Country elevators and animal feed grain mills

Introduction

Survey Purpose

The purpose of this survey is to collect data on commercial stocks of raw unprocessed corn for grain, and soybeans, stored in your operation's elevators. This survey gathers information on stocks intended for use by your operation or intended for sale to grain or oilseed processing operations for human or animal consumption or for industrial use.

The estimates produced will be used in national supply-disposition analyses to verify production and farm stocks. The data are also used by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and by grain analysts in the public and private sectors.

Your information may also be used by Statistics Canada for other statistical and research purposes.

Security of emails and faxes

Statistics Canada advises you that there could be a risk of disclosure during facsimile or email. However upon receipt, Statistics Canada will provide the guaranteed level of protection afforded all information collected under the authority of the Statistics Act.

Note: Our online questionnaires are secure, there is no risk of data interception when responding to Statistics Canada online surveys.

Confidentiality

The Statistics Act protects the confidentiality of information collected by Statistics Canada.

Data-sharing agreements

To reduce respondent burden, Statistics Canada has entered into data-sharing agreements with provincial and territorial statistical agencies and other government organizations, which have agreed to keep the data confidential and use them only for statistical purposes.

Information on confidentiality, data-sharing agreements and record linkages can be found on the last page of this questionnaire.

Reporting instructions

  • Please print in ink

Business or organization and contact information

1. Verify or provide the business or organization's legal and operating name and correct where needed. 
Note: Legal name modifications should only be done to correct a spelling error or typo.

  • Legal name
  • Operating name (if applicable)

2. Verify or provide the contact information of the designated business or organization contact person for this questionnaire and correct where needed. 
Note: The designated contact person is the person who should receive this questionnaire. The designated contact person may not always be the one who actually completes the questionnaire.

  • First name
  • Last name
  • Title
  • Preferred language of communication
    • English
    • French
  • Mailing address (number and street)
  • City
  • Province, territory or state
  • Postal code or ZIP code
    Example: A9A 9A9 or 12345-1234
  • Country
  • Email address 
    Example: user@example.gov.ca
  • Telephone number (including area code) 
    Example: 123-123-1234
  • Extension number (if applicable)
  • Fax number (including area code) 
    Example: 123-123-1234

3. Verify or provide the current operational status of the business or organization identified by the legal and operating name above.

  • Operational - Go to question 4
  • Not currently operational (e.g., temporarily or permanently closed, change of ownership)
    Why is this business or organization not currently operational?
    • Seasonal operations - Go to question 3a
    • Ceased operations - Go to question 3b
    • Sold operations - Go to question 3c
    • Amalgamated with other businesses or organizations - Go to question 3d
    • Temporarily inactive but will re-open - Go to question 3e
    • No longer operating due to other reasons - Go to question 3f

3a.Seasonal operations

  • When did this business or organization close for the season? Date: YYYY-MM-DD
  • When does this business or organization expect to resume operations? Date: YYYY-MM-DD - Go to question 4

3b. Ceased operations

  • When did this business or organization cease operations? Date: YYYY-MM-DD
  • Why did this business or organization cease operations?
    • Bankruptcy
    • Liquidation
    • Dissolution
    • Other
      Specify the other reasons for ceased operations - Go to question 4

3c. Sold operations

  • When was this business or organization sold? Date: YYYY-MM-DD
  • What is the legal name of the buyer? - Go to question 4

3d. Amalgamated with other businesses or organizations

  • When did this business or organization amalgamate? Date: YYYY-MM-DD
  • What is the legal name of the resulting or continuing business or organization?
  • What are the legal names of the other amalgamated businesses or organizations? - Go to question 4

3e. Temporarily inactive but will re-open

  • When did this business or organization become temporarily inactive? Date: YYYY-MM-DD
  • When does this business or organization expect to resume operations? Date: YYYY-MM-DD
  • Why is this business or organization temporarily inactive? - Go to question 4

3f. No longer operating due to other reasons

  • When did this business or organization cease operations? Date: YYYY-MM-DD
  • Why did this business or organization cease operations? - Go to question 4

4. Verify or provide the current main activity of the business or organization identified by the legal and operating name. 

Note: The described activity was assigned using the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS).

  • 1: This is the current main activity - Go to next section
  • 2: This is not the current main activity.
    Provide a brief but precise description of this business or organization's main activity. 
    e.g., breakfast cereal manufacturing, shoe store, software development

5. Was this business or organization's main activity ever classified as: 

  • Yes
  • No - Go to next section

6. When did the main activity change?

  • Date: YYYY-MM-DD

Physical stocks of unprocessed grains

1. On the reference date, what were the physical stocks in metric tonnes of raw unprocessed grains held in your company's elevators? 
Include imports. 
Exclude stocks held in elevators licensed by the Canadian Grain Commission.

  • Stocks 
    (Metric tonnes)
  • Grain corn
    • a. Owned by this company
    • b. Held for other companies 
      (e.g., farm accounts, storage receipts, other companies)
  • Total grain corn
  • Soybeans 
    • c. Owned by this company
    • d. Held for other companies
      (e.g., farm accounts, storage receipts, other companies)
  • Total soybeans

Changes or events

2. Indicate any changes or events that affected the reported values for this business or organization compared with the last reporting period.

Mark all that apply.

  • Strike or lock-out
  • Exchange rate impact
  • Price changes in goods or services sold
  • Contracting out
  • Organizational change
  • Price changes in labour or raw materials
  • Natural disaster
  • Recession
  • Change in product line
  • Sold business or business units
  • Expansion
  • New or lost contract
  • Plant closures
  • Acquisition of business or business units
  • Other changes or events - specify

OR

  • No changes or events

Contact person

3. Statistics Canada may need to contact the person who completed this questionnaire for further information.

If the contact person is the same as on cover page, please check – Go to "Feedback"

Otherwise, who is the best person to contact about this questionnaire?

  • First name
  • Last name
  • Title
  • Email address (Example: user@example.gov.ca)
  • Telephone number (including area code)
    Example: 123-123-1234
  • Extension number (if applicable)
  • Fax number (including area code)
    Example: 123-123-1234

Feedback

4. How long did it take to complete this questionnaire? 
Include the time spent gathering the necessary information

  • Hours
  • Minutes

5. We invite your comments about this questionnaire.

General information

Confidentiality

Your answers are confidential.

By law, Statistics Canada is prohibited from releasing any information it collects that could identify any person, business, or organization, unless consent has been given by the respondent, or as permitted by the Statistics Act. Statistics Canada will use the information from this survey for statistical purposes only.

Data-sharing agreements

To reduce respondent burden, Statistics Canada has entered into data-sharing agreements with provincial and territorial statistical agencies and other government organizations, which have agreed to keep the data confidential and use them only for statistical purposes. Statistics Canada will only share data from this survey with those organizations that have demonstrated a requirement to use the data.

Section 11 of the Statistics Act provides for the sharing of information with provincial and territorial statistical agencies that meet certain conditions. These agencies must have the legislative authority to collect the same information, on a mandatory basis, and the legislation must provide substantially the same provisions for confidentiality and penalties for disclosure of confidential information as the Statistics Act. Because these agencies have the legal authority to compel businesses to provide the same information, consent is not requested and businesses may not object to the sharing of the data.

For this survey, there are Section 11 agreements with the provincial statistical agencies of Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia. The shared data will be limited to information pertaining to business establishments located within the jurisdiction of the respective province.

Record linkages

To enhance the data from this survey and to reduce the reporting burden, Statistics Canada may combine the acquired data with information from other surveys or from administrative sources.

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