Forage Seed Usage Survey

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This survey collects data to better evaluate trends in the usage of forage seed varieties. Results from this survey provide the industry and the government with information that improves policy making in the forage industry.

This survey is being conducted at the request of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and in co-operation with the Canadian Seed Trade Association. 

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

Collection period:
From October 12, 2018 to February 1, 2019
Collection method:
Paper questionnaire: mail-out and mail back
Survey participation:


Your participation in the Forage Seed Usage Survey is voluntary. However, to ensure that the survey results are as precise and accurate as possible, it is important that each forage seed wholesaler participate.

This survey is conducted under the authority of the Statistics Act, which requires that the information you provide will be kept strictly confidential. Information from this survey will be used for statistical purposes and published in aggregate form only.

Survey results are used by seed trade and professional associations to better evaluate trends in usage of forage seed and for the purpose of market share analysis.

  • Block Information Confidentiality


    Data are collected under the authority of the Statistics Act, Revised Statutes of Canada, 1985, Chapter S-19.

    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.

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    Record linkage

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

  • Block Information on Topics covered in the survey

    Topics covered in the survey

    The survey asks questions about usage of forage seed varieties.

  • Block Information on Published data

    Published data

    Statistics Canada publishes the results of its surveys in many formats. To find all the documents related to this survey, follow the links below and type the name of the survey in the search engine located at the left of your screen to filter the results.

    Data: You will find tables, profiles of a community or region, thematic maps, public use microdata files, and data visualization tools.

    Analysis: You will have direct access to Stats in brief (e.g., releases from The Daily, fact sheets), articles and reports, and journals and periodicals.

  • Questionnaires, definitions, data sources and methods: survey number 3442
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