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Greenhouse sales rebound in 2009: StatsCan

Sales of greenhouse products increased 10.4 per cent to about $2.4 billion in 2009, rebounding from declines in both 2007 and 2008, Statistics Canada reported this week. Sales of both sod and nursery products also increased in 2009 compared to the previous year, the federal statistics agency said. Sales of greenhouse flowers and plants were […] Read more


Beer still losing sales share to wine: StatsCan

Canada’s beer and liquor stores and agencies sold $19.4 billion worth of alcoholic beverages during the year ending March 31, 2009, up three per cent from the previous year, Statistics Canada reported Tuesday. The growth in dollar value of sales reflected a combination of factors, the federal statistics agency said, citing an increase in sales […] Read more

Canadian farmers’ fruit, vegetable sales up in 2009

Total sales of fruits and vegetables by Canadian farmers amounted to $1.5 billion in 2009, up 3.6 per cent or $50.5 million over 2008, according to Statistics Canada. Vegetable crops accounted for 53 per cent of the total fruit and vegetable sales, the federal statistics agency said in a release Wednesday. Vegetable farmers earned $773 […] Read more


Crop, livestock prices slip from 2008: StatsCan

Prices farmers received for their commodities fell 15.7 per cent in September 2009 from the same month a year earlier, as both the crops index and the livestock and animal products index declined, according to Statistics Canada. The prices producers received for crops in September were 17.2 per cent lower compared with September 2008, the […] Read more

Farm cash receipts slipping: StatsCan

Canadian farmers’ cash receipts over the first nine months of 2009 have dropped 4.2 per cent from the year-earlier period to $32.8 billion, Statistics Canada reports. Farm cash receipts include gross crop and livestock revenues plus program payments. Market receipts from the sale of crops and livestock amounted to $30.3 billion between January and September, […] Read more


August crop, livestock returns slip: StatsCan

Prices Canadian farmers received for their commodities fell 10.9 per cent in August from the same month a year earlier, as both the crops index and the livestock and animal products index fell. The prices producers received for crops in August were 10.2 per cent lower compared with August 2008, Statistics Canada reported Thursday with […] Read more

July crop, livestock prices drop from 2008: StatsCan

Prices Canadian farmers received for their commodities fell 12.2 per cent in July 2009 from the same month a year earlier, as Statistics Canada’s crops index and the livestock and animal products index both declined. The prices producers received for crops in July were 18.7 per cent lower compared with July 2008, the federal statistics […] Read more


Hog, cattle herds shrinking: StatsCan

The number of hogs and cattle on Canadian farms as of July 1 was down from the same date a year earlier, while the number of sheep remained virtually unchanged, Statistics Canada reported Thursday. Canadian hog producers on July 1 had an estimated 12.1 million hogs on their farms, down 6.7 per cent from July […] Read more