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Canadian Agriculture at a Glance, 2004

Canadian Agriculture at a Glance    
Format Softcover
Catalogue No. 96-325-XPB 01000
Pages 342
Language Bilingual
Price $49.00
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Published by Statistics Canada, 2004.


Robots milking cows, precision farming using satellites, cars fuelled by grass: high-tech achievements that have a major impact on farming. But what is the future of farms located just outside Canada's cities: will they become only tourist attractions, or will they be engulfed by the urban sprawl? These and other topics are examined in Canadian Agriculture at a Glance. Revised and updated to include census data from the 2001 Census of Agriculture, this edition presents an excellent picture of Canada's agri-food industry, including transportation, food consumption and markets.

Bringing to life many aspects of Canadian agriculture in a series of interesting and non-technical articles, this volume is both informative and educational. With more than 300 pages and 40 fascinating, easy-to-read analytical articles, complete with full-colour photos, graphs and other illustrations, this publication makes agriculture more accessible to everyone.

The first of five chapters takes you back to 1871, for a look at the history of farming. The book then heads straight for the future, with articles on the tension between preserving farmland and urban development, and a look at immigrants who come to Canada to farm. Other chapters examine agriculture and the environment, the business of farming, and leading-edge activities and technologies.

Of interest to those involved in the farming sector and those who are not, Canadian Agriculture at a Glance provides a lively perspective of the state of agriculture in our country.

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