Field Crops in Canada
Description: Field Crops in Canada
In 2016, field crops and hay covered 92.7 million acres. Over the last 50 years the average acreage of field crops and hay has tripled to 479 acres per farm operation.
|Province||Largest field crop by province||Area (in acres)|
|British Columbia||Spring wheat||100,929|
|Quebec||Corn for grain||980,588|
|Nova Scotia||Corn for grain||20,037|
|Prince Edward Island||Potatoes||83,326|
|Newfoundland and Labrador||Corn for silage||509|
Crops on the rise
- Lentil acreage has more than tripled over the last 15 years to 5.6 million acres.
- Soybean acreage has doubled over the last 15 years to 5.6 million acres.
Did you know?
- 1 in 4 acres of potatoes in Canada were in Prince Edward Island.
- In 2016, 1 in 6 farms reported growing canola, an oilseed developed in Canada.
Source: Census of Agriculture, 1966, 2001 and 2016.