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Farm income slips in 2009: StatsCan

Farmers’ cash receipts and operating costs both declined in 2009 compared to 2008, leading to a $10 million (0.3 per cent) drop in realized net farm income, according to Statistics Canada. Realized net farm income — the difference between a farmer’s cash receipts and operating expenses, minus depreciation plus income in kind — amounted to […] Read more

Farmers’ equity, cash flow improve: StatsCan

Equity in Canada’s farm sector increased 4.9 per cent to $264.5 billion from 2007 to 2008, as a gain in assets more than offset a rise in liabilities, Statistics Canada reported Thursday. The federal statistics agency also reported Thursday that the ratio of loans outstanding to cash income, which reflects the burden of farm debt […] Read more


Net farm income up in 2008: StatsCan

Realized net farm income — the difference between a farmer’s cash receipts and operating expenses minus depreciation, plus income in kind — amounted to $3.3 billion in 2008, up $1.3 billion (63.2 per cent) from 2007, Statistics Canada reported Monday. This was the second consecutive annual increase after declines in 2005 and 2006, the federal […] Read more