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Agrimarketing : July 2009
26 Canadian Update:18 CAMA Update 7/15/09 2:06 PM Page 27 farmproducers in Québec,working in about 30,000 farms,with an average size of 113 hectares (280 acres). These producers have employed close to 61,500 people and sold produce for a $7.5 billion value (includingmaple syrup production). Farm investment represents $650million per year. In terms of generated income, main productions are, in decreasing order,milk (375,000 heads, or 38%of Canadian production), pork, large crops (mainly grain corn), beef, and poultry. TOP CROPMANAGER by Diane Kleer VP Production/Group Publisher Annex Publishing&Printing Inc In the past 15 years, Canadian agriculture and the agri-food industry has undergone a tremendous shift in focus. Whatwas once considered a primary source of food products is FIELD AND SPECIALTY CROPS (Seeded area)/ thousand hectares 2005 2007 Wheat Canola (rapeseed) Barley Oats Flaxseed Rye Soybeans Grain corn Tame hay Specialty crops Canary seed Lentils Sunflower seed Mustard seed Peas 9,653.9 5,369.9 4,142.6 1,767.9 760.8 207.6 1,172.4 1,113,1 8,169.9 184.2 802.8 87.0 194.1 1,303.0 Source: Statistics Canada, CANSIM, table 001-0010 nowbeing viewed as an economic force, a leader in the creation of biofuels,medicinal compounds, industrial lubricants and resins, various forms of biotechnology (including nanotechnology), international trade (more on page 28) Reaching your audience * times a month 10,192.4 6,539.6 3,786.6 1,758.4 631.3 168.0 1,202.4 1,204.0 8,201.6 167.9 651.6 68.8 194.2 1,616.6 2008 10,239.3 6,404.0 3,552.3 1,569.6 696.1 167.9 1,406.6 1,230.6 — 121.4 938.8 64.7 220.4 1,515.4 THE STRONGEST BREED IN CANADIAN AGRICUL elcome to the new era of agricultural r Farming has changed… Welcome to the new era of agr ch AGCanada.co AGCanada.com of Canadian fa armers AGCanada com e-rich, online porta armers. hanged… and the way farmers source combines stable of farm publications with the Canadian t North America on the market AGCanada.co AGCanada.com For more information on AGCanada.com, please contact e information on AGCanada.com, conta *Unique visitors during du ricultural resources. so om is a feature-rich, online portal that is meeting the needsl that is meeting the needs farmers. AGCanada.com combine fic of IRONSearch.com, ts, futures, weather and the latest om has become the resource for t ource information has changed. es Farm Business Communication’sCommunication’’s traffic of America’s leading online source for ag equipment. With daily updatesa’s leading online source for ag eq markets, quipment. With daily updates t grain and livestock news, the Canadian farmer. act Kelly Dundas at 519-619-2140 uring May 2009y,, 2009 519-619-21 140 July/August s Agri Marketing 27
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