Thank you to Canadian farmers: Insights into their vital role in Canada’s food chain

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Thank you to Canadian farmers: Insights into their vital role in Canada’s food chain

Hard-working Canadian farmers play a critical role in Canada’s food chain.

They employ more than a quarter million people, and provide the food Canadians need.

60 million litres

Canadian production of maple syrup and maple products in 2019.

Get baking! Canadian farmers grew 32.3 million tonnes of wheat, some of which was processed in Canada into 2.5 million tonnes of flour in 2019.


Canadian farmers produce a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, including:
Table summary
This table displays the results of Canadian farmers produce a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. The information is grouped by Commodity (appearing as row headers), 2019 production (tonnes) (appearing as column headers).
Commodity 2019 production (tonnes)
Cranberries 172,440
Blueberries 176,127
Onions 250,847
Carrots 360,195
Apples 377,929
Tomatoes 490,286
Potatoes 4,830,120

Delicious dairy! Canadian farmers produced milk that was processed into many dairy products in 2019, including:
Table summary
This table displays the results of Delicious dairy! Canadian farmers produced milk that was processed into many dairy products in 2019. The information is grouped by Dairy products (appearing as row headers), 2019 production (tonnes) (appearing as column headers).
Dairy products 2019 production (tonnes)
Hard ice cream 88,921
Cheddar cheese 163,583
Yogurt 378,736

Canadian farmers produced 822 million dozen eggs, 1.30 million tonnes of chicken, 2.17 million tonnes of pork, and 1.26 million tonnes of beef.

Farmers are busy people. To help them cut down on the time they spend filling out surveys, Statistics Canada launched the AgZero project. For more information, visit our website.

Thank you, Canadian farmers, for helping Canadians put food on their table!

Source :  Statistics Canada tables 32-10-0053, 32-10-0112, 32-10-0119, 32-10-0216, 32-10-0354, 32-10-0358, 32-10-0359, 32-10-0364 and 32-10-0365.

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