July Estimate of Production of Principal Field Crops Alberta, 2011

 
 
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 Collected from a variety of sources, the Statistics and Data Development Branch monitors statistical indicators of agri-food activity for Alberta. The Agri-Food Statistics Update is designed to provide users with commentary on current issues, trends and new developments related to agriculture and the food and beverage processing industries. Up-to-date statistics are supplemented with informative charts and diagrams. To gauge Alberta’s performance, comparative data and information are often available for Canada and the provinces.
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On August 24, 2011, Statistics Canada released its report entitled “July 31 Estimate of Production of Principal Field Crops, Canada, 2011”. The Alberta estimates were generated from a Statistics Canada survey of 4,153 farms in the province, during the period from July 25 to August 2, 2011.

Based on the Statistics Canada report, total production of principal field crops in Alberta in 2011 is projected at 19.7 million tonnes. If realized, this would be up 3.3 per cent from a year ago, and 22.0 per cent above the 10-year average (2001-2010). The higher production stems from an overall increase in seeded and harvested areas, along with relatively strong yields.

Overall, provincial average yields are projected to be above average. Just to caution, these estimates reflect yield potentials at the time the survey was conducted.
.The July 31 estimate is preliminary and is the first of three production estimates planned by Statistics Canada. A second set (September estimate) is scheduled for release on October 4, while the November estimate, which contains the final production statistics for 2011, will be released on December 6, 2011.

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