November Estimate of Production of Principal Field Crops, 2007

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 Agri-Food Statistics Update - Issue No. CR07-5 - December 11, 2007
November Estimate of Production of Principal Field Crops, 2007

On December 6, 2007, Statistics Canada released the November estimate of 2007 production of principal field crops for Canada and provinces. Estimates for Alberta were generated from a survey of 8,972 Alberta farms, which was conducted by Statistics Canada during the period from October 26 to November 13, 2007. The Statistics and Data Development Unit of Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development reviewed the survey results and provided input before the estimates were released by Statistics Canada.

Based on the November estimate, total 2007 production of principal crops in Alberta was estimated at 26.4 million tonnes. This is down 2% from a year ago, but 14% higher than the 10-year average. The persistent hot, dry weather across the province in July resulted in a significant deterioration in crop conditions. In general, provincial yields for most crops were estimated to be similar to their 10-year averages, but lower than in 2006. Crop quality is average for cereals, but below average for canola.

The November estimate is considered to be more accurate than the previously released September estimate since the November survey was conducted during the latter part of the crop season. As well, the sample size for the November survey was much larger, compared to the September survey. The November estimate is the final production estimate for 2007 field crops.

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