Statistics provide a report card on agriculture acres by crop, production, profitability and trade. StatCan in partnership with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada are developing innovative ways to collect data without contacting farmers. This moves past a survey-first approach to reduce the burden on farm operators.
Your farm relies on good relationships. These four farmers describe the most important relationships for their farm business and explain the characteristics they look for when choosing who to work with.
Farm Management Canada has identified seven practices that are common
among top farmers. One is to have a written business plan that they follow and
review annually. Only 26 per cent of farmers do this, according to an FMC survey.