The survey addresses a data gap in the Western provinces regarding the value of feed grains. The survey data are used to update the quantities and values of grain deliveries. Data on quantities are used to provide better estimates of unlicensed grain deliveries in farm supply and disposition tables, which in turn improve the quality of the estimates of crop production and farm stocks. Values are subsequently used to ensure more accurate published farm cash receipts. In addition, the data are used in the Canadian System of National Accounts to calculate gross domestic product.
The information you provide may also be used by Statistics Canada for other statistical and research purposes.
This is a survey with two reference periods: August 1 to December 31 (to the end of the calendar year) and August 1 to July 31 (to the end of the crop year).
August 1 to December 31, 2019: From December 18, 2019 to February 28, 2020
August 1, 2019 to July 31, 2020: From July 28 to October 9, 2020
August 1 to December 31, 2020: From December 18, 2020 to February 28, 2021
Electronic questionnaire and telephone interview
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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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Data sharing agreements and record linkage
Data sharing agreements
To reduce response 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 for statistical purposes only. Statistics Canada will share data from this survey only 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 include 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 data shared will be limited to information pertaining to business establishments located within the jurisdiction of the respective province.
To enhance the data from this survey and reduce response burden, Statistics Canada may combine the information you provide with data from other surveys or administrative sources.
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Topics covered in the survey
This survey asks questions about
- crops and horticulture.
Block Information on 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.
- For more information about this survey (questionnaires, definitions, data sources and methods used): survey number 5046