VISTA on the Agri-food Industry and the Farm Community


Each issue contains a short article highlighting statistical insights on themes relating to agriculture, food and rural issues.

Effects of the Crop Reporting Cycle on Field Crop Statistics

Release date: November 8, 2018

The Field Crop Reporting Series provides estimates on seeded and harvested areas, yield and production. This is a series of five data collection activities where three occasions provide preliminary data for seeded areas (March) or production (July and September), and November provides final area and production estimates. This article examines the differences between the preliminary and final estimates for field crop statistics. The field crops included in this study are canola, all wheat, soybeans, barley, oats and corn for grain. The data from 2008-2018 are used for seeded area estimates while production estimates cover 2008-2017.

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