Section 2 - Agricultural perspectives from seven censuses, Canada and provinces: census years 1976 to 2006

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The 2006 data had corrections made to the following: Total tree fruits, Alberta, for table 1.2; Corn for silage, Canada, Average area in acres per farm reporting, for table 2.7; and Total dry field beans; Canada, New Brunswick, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia, for table 2.9.

Canada

Table 2.7
Corn for silage and Total tame hay, Canada and provinces, census years 1976 to 2006
Canada 1976 1981 1986 1991 1996 2001 2006 1976 to 2006 1981 to 2006 1986 to 2006 1991 to 2006 1996 to 2006 2001 to 2006
 Empty cell percentage change
Corn for silage  Empty cell  Empty cell
Acres 1,233,938 980,610 722,064 491,498 472,859 583,075 687,238 -44.3 -29.9 -4.8 39.8 45.3 17.9
Hectares 499,357 396,839 292,209 198,902 191,359 235,962 278,115 -44.3 -29.9 -4.8 39.8 45.3 17.9
Farms reporting 39,259 30,228 22,793 16,152 15,249 15,815 15,531 -60.4 -48.6 -31.9 -3.8 1.8 -1.8
Percentage of total farms 11.6 9.5 7.8 5.8 5.5 6.4 6.8 -41.4 -28.4 -12.8 17.2 23.6 6.2
Average area in acres per farm reporting 31 32 32 30 31 37 44 41.9 37.5 37.5 46.7 41.9 18.9
Total tame hay 1  Empty cell  Empty cell
Acres 14,216,566 12,640,620 12,983,450 14,217,238 15,347,397 18,073,952 19,692,346 38.5 55.8 51.7 38.5 28.3 9.0
Hectares 5,753,240 5,115,477 5,254,215 5,753,511 6,210,871 7,314,268 7,969,209 38.5 55.8 51.7 38.5 28.3 9.0
Farms reporting 196,771 167,958 152,811 141,578 139,269 135,153 128,264 -34.8 -23.6 -16.1 -9.4 -7.9 -5.1
Percentage of total farms 58.1 52.8 52.1 50.6 50.4 54.7 55.9 -3.8 5.9 7.3 10.5 11.0 2.2
Average area in acres per farm reporting 72 75 85 100 110 134 154 113.2 104.7 80.6 53.5 39.6 14.6

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Statistics Canada, Census of Agriculture.

Newfoundland and Labrador

Table 2.7
Corn for silage and Total tame hay, Canada and provinces, census years 1976 to 2006
Newfoundland and Labrador 1976 1981 1986 1991 1996 2001 2006 1976 to 2006 1981 to 2006 1986 to 2006 1991 to 2006 1996 to 2006 2001 to 2006
 Empty cell percentage change
Corn for silage  Empty cell  Empty cell
Acres 14 2 0 0 0 342 1,698 12,028.6 84,800.0 ... ... ... 396.5
Hectares 6 1 0 0 0 138 687 12,028.6 84,800.0 ... ... ... 396.5
Farms reporting 2 1 0 0 0 6 27 1,250.0 2,600.0 ... ... ... 350.0
Percentage of total farms 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.9 4.8 2,300.0 4,700.0 ... ... ... 433.3
Average area in acres per farm reporting 7 2 ... ... ... 57 63 800.0 3,050.0 ... ... ... 10.5
Total tame hay 1  Empty cell  Empty cell
Acres 6,856 7,834 9,071 12,075 12,630 15,933 15,821 130.8 102.0 74.4 31.0 25.3 -0.7
Hectares 2,775 3,170 3,671 4,887 5,111 6,448 6,402 130.8 102.0 74.4 31.0 25.3 -0.7
Farms reporting 444 344 271 302 271 297 246 -44.6 -28.5 -9.2 -18.5 -9.2 -17.2
Percentage of total farms 50.6 50.7 41.6 41.7 36.5 46.2 44.1 -12.9 -13.0 6.0 5.7 20.8 -4.6
Average area in acres per farm reporting 15 23 33 40 47 54 64 328.8 179.6 94.9 60.8 36.8 19.1

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Statistics Canada, Census of Agriculture.

Prince Edward Island

Table 2.7
Corn for silage and Total tame hay, Canada and provinces, census years 1976 to 2006
Prince Edward Island 1976 1981 1986 1991 1996 2001 2006 1976 to 2006 1981 to 2006 1986 to 2006 1991 to 2006 1996 to 2006 2001 to 2006
 Empty cell percentage change
Corn for silage  Empty cell  Empty cell
Acres 11,496 6,313 3,506 2,888 2,657 3,875 4,382 -61.9 -30.6 25.0 51.7 64.9 13.1
Hectares 4,652 2,555 1,419 1,169 1,075 1,568 1,773 -61.9 -30.6 25.0 51.7 64.9 13.1
Farms reporting 643 332 180 131 114 132 119 -81.5 -64.2 -33.9 -9.2 4.4 -9.8
Percentage of total farms 17.5 10.5 6.4 5.5 5.1 7.2 7.0 -60.0 -33.3 9.4 27.3 37.3 -2.8
Average area in acres per farm reporting 18 19 19 22 23 29 37 105.6 94.7 94.7 68.2 60.9 27.6
Total tame hay 1  Empty cell  Empty cell
Acres 137,899 123,754 126,434 124,461 134,761 143,531 157,405 14.1 27.2 24.5 26.5 16.8 9.7
Hectares 55,806 50,081 51,166 50,368 54,536 58,085 63,699 14.1 27.2 24.5 26.5 16.8 9.7
Farms reporting 3,010 2,369 2,036 1,611 1,488 1,346 1,194 -60.3 -49.6 -41.4 -25.9 -19.8 -11.3
Percentage of total farms 81.9 75.1 71.9 68.2 67.1 73.0 70.2 -14.2 -6.5 -2.3 3.0 4.7 -3.8
Average area in acres per farm reporting 46 52 62 77 91 107 132 186.6 153.5 112.6 71.2 44.9 23.2

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Statistics Canada, Census of Agriculture.

Nova Scotia

Table 2.7
Corn for silage and Total tame hay, Canada and provinces, census years 1976 to 2006
Nova Scotia 1976 1981 1986 1991 1996 2001 2006 1976 to 2006 1981 to 2006 1986 to 2006 1991 to 2006 1996 to 2006 2001 to 2006
 Empty cell percentage change
Corn for silage  Empty cell  Empty cell
Acres 12,526 7,724 6,097 4,060 5,125 7,425 10,210 -18.5 32.2 67.5 151.5 99.2 37.5
Hectares 5,069 3,126 2,467 1,643 2,074 3,005 4,132 -18.5 32.2 67.5 151.5 99.2 37.5
Farms reporting 356 240 164 112 148 204 197 -44.7 -17.9 20.1 75.9 33.1 -3.4
Percentage of total farms 6.6 4.8 3.8 2.8 3.3 5.2 5.2 -21.2 8.3 36.8 85.7 57.6 0.0
Average area in acres per farm reporting 35 32 37 36 35 36 52 48.6 62.5 40.5 44.4 48.6 44.4
Total tame hay 1  Empty cell  Empty cell
Acres 177,886 175,704 169,017 166,742 176,097 185,119 186,329 4.7 6.0 10.2 11.7 5.8 0.7
Hectares 71,988 71,105 68,399 67,478 71,264 74,915 75,404 4.7 6.0 10.2 11.7 5.8 0.7
Farms reporting 3,735 3,321 2,609 2,186 2,180 2,086 1,933 -48.2 -41.8 -25.9 -11.6 -11.3 -7.3
Percentage of total farms 68.7 65.8 60.9 54.9 49.0 53.2 50.9 -25.9 -22.6 -16.4 -7.2 3.9 -4.3
Average area in acres per farm reporting 48 53 65 76 81 89 96 100.8 81.9 48.3 26.8 19.0 8.3

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Statistics Canada, Census of Agriculture.

New Brunswick

Table 2.7
Corn for silage and Total tame hay, Canada and provinces, census years 1976 to 2006
New Brunswick 1976 1981 1986 1991 1996 2001 2006 1976 to 2006 1981 to 2006 1986 to 2006 1991 to 2006 1996 to 2006 2001 to 2006
 Empty cell percentage change
Corn for silage  Empty cell  Empty cell
Acres 6,049 3,981 2,509 2,179 2,501 4,957 6,752 11.6 69.6 169.1 209.9 170.0 36.2
Hectares 2,448 1,611 1,015 882 1,012 2,006 2,732 11.6 69.6 169.1 209.9 170.0 36.2
Farms reporting 362 258 154 99 106 125 116 -68.0 -55.0 -24.7 17.2 9.4 -7.2
Percentage of total farms 8.0 6.3 4.3 3.0 3.1 4.1 4.2 -47.5 -33.3 -2.3 40.0 35.5 2.4
Average area in acres per farm reporting 17 15 16 22 24 40 58 241.2 286.7 262.5 163.6 141.7 45.0
Total tame hay 1  Empty cell  Empty cell
Acres 179,292 171,163 171,039 159,505 173,073 193,916 206,181 15.0 20.5 20.5 29.3 19.1 6.3
Hectares 72,557 69,267 69,217 64,549 70,040 78,475 83,439 15.0 20.5 20.5 29.3 19.1 6.3
Farms reporting 3,080 2,684 2,233 1,863 1,836 1,820 1,636 -46.9 -39.0 -26.7 -12.2 -10.9 -10.1
Percentage of total farms 67.7 66.1 62.8 57.3 53.9 60.0 58.9 -12.9 -10.8 -6.2 2.9 9.3 -1.8
Average area in acres per farm reporting 58 64 77 86 94 107 126 117.3 96.9 63.7 46.5 34.1 17.8

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Statistics Canada, Census of Agriculture.

Quebec

Table 2.7
Corn for silage and Total tame hay, Canada and provinces, census years 1976 to 2006
Quebec 1976 1981 1986 1991 1996 2001 2006 1976 to 2006 1981 to 2006 1986 to 2006 1991 to 2006 1996 to 2006 2001 to 2006
 Empty cell percentage change
Corn for silage  Empty cell  Empty cell
Acres 255,936 208,535 151,355 78,472 99,211 128,673 142,284 -44.4 -31.8 -6.0 81.3 43.4 10.6
Hectares 103,574 84,391 61,251 31,756 40,149 52,072 57,580 -44.4 -31.8 -6.0 81.3 43.4 10.6
Farms reporting 10,852 8,292 6,029 3,360 3,827 4,475 4,385 -59.6 -47.1 -27.3 30.5 14.6 -2.0
Percentage of total farms 21.0 17.2 14.5 8.8 10.6 13.9 14.3 -31.9 -16.9 -1.4 62.5 34.9 2.9
Average area in acres per farm reporting 24 25 25 23 26 29 32 33.3 28.0 28.0 39.1 23.1 10.3
Total tame hay 1  Empty cell  Empty cell
Acres 2,765,361 2,385,691 2,408,583 2,129,194 2,178,676 1,928,259 2,112,407 -23.6 -11.5 -12.3 -0.8 -3.0 9.5
Hectares 1,119,102 965,455 974,719 861,654 881,679 780,339 854,861 -23.6 -11.5 -12.3 -0.8 -3.0 9.5
Farms reporting 40,154 32,565 29,183 23,170 21,380 18,379 17,405 -56.7 -46.6 -40.4 -24.9 -18.6 -5.3
Percentage of total farms 77.8 67.6 70.4 60.9 59.4 57.2 56.7 -27.1 -16.1 -19.4 -6.8 -4.5 -0.8
Average area in acres per farm reporting 69 73 83 92 102 105 121 75.9 66.3 46.2 31.9 19.0 15.6

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Statistics Canada, Census of Agriculture.

Ontario

Table 2.7
Corn for silage and Total tame hay, Canada and provinces, census years 1976 to 2006
Ontario 1976 1981 1986 1991 1996 2001 2006 1976 to 2006 1981 to 2006 1986 to 2006 1991 to 2006 1996 to 2006 2001 to 2006
 Empty cell percentage change
Corn for silage  Empty cell  Empty cell
Acres 864,220 643,222 469,725 326,985 296,029 319,364 320,759 -62.9 -50.1 -31.7 -1.9 8.4 0.4
Hectares 349,737 260,303 190,091 132,326 119,799 129,242 129,807 -62.9 -50.1 -31.7 -1.9 8.4 0.4
Farms reporting 25,341 19,165 14,787 11,097 9,927 9,365 8,404 -66.8 -56.1 -43.2 -24.3 -15.3 -10.3
Percentage of total farms 28.5 23.2 20.3 16.2 14.7 15.7 14.7 -48.4 -36.6 -27.6 -9.3 0.0 -6.4
Average area in acres per farm reporting 34 34 32 29 30 34 38 11.8 11.8 18.8 31.0 26.7 11.8
Total tame hay 1  Empty cell  Empty cell
Acres 2,851,549 2,575,119 2,473,080 2,559,028 2,515,846 2,504,026 2,562,637 -10.1 -0.5 3.6 0.1 1.9 2.3
Hectares 1,153,981 1,042,114 1,000,820 1,035,602 1,018,127 1,013,343 1,037,062 -10.1 -0.5 3.6 0.1 1.9 2.3
Farms reporting 57,821 49,883 43,493 40,636 38,196 35,232 33,055 -42.8 -33.7 -24.0 -18.7 -13.5 -6.2
Percentage of total farms 65.1 60.5 59.8 59.2 56.6 59.0 57.8 -11.2 -4.5 -3.4 -2.4 2.1 -2.1
Average area in acres per farm reporting 49 52 57 63 66 71 78 58.2 49.1 36.0 23.1 17.5 9.2

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Statistics Canada, Census of Agriculture.

Manitoba

Table 2.7
Corn for silage and Total tame hay, Canada and provinces, census years 1976 to 2006
Manitoba 1976 1981 1986 1991 1996 2001 2006 1976 to 2006 1981 to 2006 1986 to 2006 1991 to 2006 1996 to 2006 2001 to 2006
 Empty cell percentage change
Corn for silage  Empty cell  Empty cell
Acres 32,612 48,711 31,577 28,926 29,647 50,226 82,333 152.5 69.0 160.7 184.6 177.7 63.9
Hectares 13,198 19,713 12,779 11,706 11,998 20,326 33,319 152.5 69.0 160.7 184.6 177.7 63.9
Farms reporting 623 814 452 444 396 563 879 41.1 8.0 94.5 98.0 122.0 56.1
Percentage of total farms 1.9 2.8 1.7 1.7 1.6 2.7 4.6 142.1 64.3 170.6 170.6 187.5 70.4
Average area in acres per farm reporting 52 60 70 65 75 89 94 80.8 56.7 34.3 44.6 25.3 5.6
Total tame hay 1  Empty cell  Empty cell
Acres 1,425,705 1,257,548 1,364,709 1,705,382 1,851,590 2,167,860 2,335,824 63.8 85.7 71.2 37.0 26.2 7.7
Hectares 576,962 508,912 552,278 690,144 749,312 877,302 945,274 63.8 85.7 71.2 37.0 26.2 7.7
Farms reporting 16,677 13,874 12,713 13,090 12,402 11,888 11,228 -32.7 -19.1 -11.7 -14.2 -9.5 -5.6
Percentage of total farms 51.9 47.1 46.5 50.9 50.9 56.4 58.9 13.5 25.1 26.7 15.8 15.8 4.5
Average area in acres per farm reporting 85 91 107 130 149 182 208 144.7 128.6 94.4 60.0 39.6 14.3

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Statistics Canada, Census of Agriculture.

Saskatchewan

Table 2.7
Corn for silage and Total tame hay, Canada and provinces, census years 1976 to 2006
Saskatchewan 1976 1981 1986 1991 1996 2001 2006 1976 to 2006 1981 to 2006 1986 to 2006 1991 to 2006 1996 to 2006 2001 to 2006
 Empty cell percentage change
Corn for silage  Empty cell  Empty cell
Acres 4,257 8,203 7,579 3,773 1,079 4,353 16,583 289.5 102.2 118.8 339.5 1,436.9 281.0
Hectares 1,723 3,320 3,067 1,527 437 1,762 6,711 289.5 102.2 118.8 339.5 1,436.9 281.0
Farms reporting 85 110 93 47 17 91 287 237.6 160.9 208.6 510.6 1,588.2 215.4
Percentage of total farms 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.2 0.6 500.0 200.0 500.0 500.0 ... 200.0
Average area in acres per farm reporting 50 75 81 80 63 48 58 16.0 -22.7 -28.4 -27.5 -7.9 20.8
Total tame hay 1  Empty cell  Empty cell
Acres 2,171,873 1,745,967 1,779,296 2,298,461 2,691,702 3,749,064 5,152,101 137.2 195.1 189.6 124.2 91.4 37.4
Hectares 878,926 706,568 720,055 930,154 1,089,293 1,517,192 2,084,981 137.2 195.1 189.6 124.2 91.4 37.4
Farms reporting 25,516 20,246 19,373 19,360 19,783 21,802 22,488 -11.9 11.1 16.1 16.2 13.7 3.1
Percentage of total farms 36.0 30.1 30.5 31.8 34.7 43.1 50.7 40.9 68.5 66.3 59.5 46.2 17.7
Average area in acres per farm reporting 85 86 92 119 136 172 229 169.5 166.4 149.0 92.5 68.5 33.2

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Statistics Canada, Census of Agriculture.

Alberta

Table 2.7
Corn for silage and Total tame hay, Canada and provinces, census years 1976 to 2006
Alberta 1976 1981 1986 1991 1996 2001 2006 1976 to 2006 1981 to 2006 1986 to 2006 1991 to 2006 1996 to 2006 2001 to 2006
 Empty cell percentage change
Corn for silage  Empty cell  Empty cell
Acres 26,122 24,937 21,769 20,768 12,800 36,814 70,411 169.5 182.4 223.4 239.0 450.1 91.3
Hectares 10,571 10,092 8,810 8,405 5,180 14,898 28,494 169.5 182.4 223.4 239.0 450.1 91.3
Farms reporting 264 181 196 208 103 291 586 122.0 223.8 199.0 181.7 468.9 101.4
Percentage of total farms 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.2 0.5 1.2 200.0 300.0 300.0 200.0 500.0 140.0
Average area in acres per farm reporting 99 138 111 100 124 127 120 21.2 -13.0 8.1 20.0 -3.2 -5.5
Total tame hay 1  Empty cell  Empty cell
Acres 3,849,647 3,480,670 3,734,112 4,256,445 4,753,165 6,195,374 5,995,989 55.8 72.3 60.6 40.9 26.1 -3.2
Hectares 1,557,897 1,408,577 1,511,141 1,722,522 1,923,537 2,507,179 2,426,491 55.8 72.3 60.6 40.9 26.1 -3.2
Farms reporting 36,488 32,476 31,492 30,684 32,374 32,947 30,173 -17.3 -7.1 -4.2 -1.7 -6.8 -8.4
Percentage of total farms 59.7 55.9 54.5 53.6 54.9 61.4 61.0 2.2 9.2 12.0 13.9 11.2 -0.6
Average area in acres per farm reporting 106 107 119 139 147 188 199 87.5 85.7 67.0 43.0 35.2 5.7

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Statistics Canada, Census of Agriculture.

British Columbia

Table 2.7
Corn for silage and Total tame hay, Canada and provinces, census years 1976 to 2006
British Columbia 1976 1981 1986 1991 1996 2001 2006 1976 to 2006 1981 to 2006 1986 to 2006 1991 to 2006 1996 to 2006 2001 to 2006
 Empty cell percentage change
Corn for silage  Empty cell  Empty cell
Acres 20,706 28,982 27,947 23,447 23,810 27,046 31,826 53.7 9.8 13.9 35.7 33.7 17.7
Hectares 8,379 11,729 11,310 9,489 9,636 10,945 12,880 53.7 9.8 13.9 35.7 33.7 17.7
Farms reporting 731 835 738 654 611 563 531 -27.4 -36.4 -28.0 -18.8 -13.1 -5.7
Percentage of total farms 3.8 4.2 3.9 3.4 2.8 2.8 2.7 -28.9 -35.7 -30.8 -20.6 -3.6 -3.6
Average area in acres per farm reporting 28 35 38 36 39 48 60 114.3 71.4 57.9 66.7 53.8 25.0
Total tame hay 1  Empty cell  Empty cell
Acres 650,498 717,170 748,109 805,945 859,857 990,870 967,652 48.8 34.9 29.3 20.1 12.5 -2.3
Hectares 263,247 290,228 302,749 326,154 347,972 400,991 391,595 48.8 34.9 29.3 20.1 12.5 -2.3
Farms reporting 9,846 10,196 9,408 8,676 9,359 9,356 8,906 -9.5 -12.7 -5.3 2.7 -4.8 -4.8
Percentage of total farms 50.7 50.9 49.4 45.1 42.9 46.1 44.9 -11.5 -11.8 -9.1 -0.5 4.6 -2.6
Average area in acres per farm reporting 66 70 80 93 92 106 109 64.6 55.2 35.8 16.8 18.1 2.5

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