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Technology Wall Sources

By 2050 we will need to produce 60 per cent more food to feed a world population of 9.3 billion.,toll%20on%20our%20natural%20resources.


Crops must compete with 30,000 species of weeds, 3,000 species of nematodes and 10,000 species of plant-eating insects.


With plant science, farmers can grow more of the foods we love to eat: 42% more grains, like wheat and corn, 72% more fruit and 83% more vegetables and potatoes.,are%20available%20in%20our%20stores.


Without plant sciences, Canadians would pay as much as 55% more for food. That’s an average of $4,4000 more per family every year!,more%20per%20family%20every%20year.



Production Wall Sources

On average 578,300 acres of oats are harvested in Alberta each year.


On average, 7 million acres of wheat are harvested each year in Alberta.


The average farm size in Alberta is 1,237 acres.


There are more than 31 million acres of field crops grown in Alberta.


There are more than 12.3 million Beef and Dairy cattle in Canada


There are approximately 500 licensed dairy farms in Alberta.


Alberta dairy farmers produce over 800 million litres of milk every year. This is about 9% of milk produced in Canada annually.


There are approximately 300 hog farms in Alberta, with almost 1.5 million pigs.


We export 75% of our pork products to over 90 countries.


In Alberta there are approximately 2,100 sheep farms with 194,000 sheep and lambs.


There are over 341,000 horses in Alberta.


Llama and alpacas can also be seen on Alberta farms, with 13,000 alpacas and 6,000 llamas registered.


There are approximately 522 turkey farmers in Canada and 49 in Alberta.


There are approximately 12,000 head of elk raised on Alberta farms.


Alberta farmers raise over 2.5 million hens each year, each will produce approximately 300 eggs per year.


Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba produce 80% of Canada’s honey with 475,000 colonies of bees.


Markets Wall


Canada is the 4th largest barley producer in the world.


Canada produces more than 29 million tonnes of wheat annually.


In Canada we export half of our beef/cattle.


Over 75% of Canada’s pig farming takes place in Quebec, Ontario and Manitoba.


Canada is the 5th largest exporter of agricultural products in the world.


The canola sector contributes $19.3 billion to the Canadian economy each year and is responsible for more than 249,000 Canadian jobs.


Canada is a world leader in the production and export of pulse crops.


Canada’s AG exports $57 billion each year.


The definition of Agriculture operations in the Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut also includes: …


Provincial top crop and livestock commodities


Food for Thought Wall


Food Value Chain$Department/deptdocs.nsf/all/agp7976/$FILE/ValueChain.pdf


Food Safety


Food Additives


Antibiotic Use in Livestock




Livestock Traceability

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