5.1 Agri-Food Industry Performance
Agriculture and food production is an important economic contributor to the British Columbia economy. This page offers a brief glimpse of the industry's significance.
Statistics Canada: Economic overview of farm incomes, Farm Financial Survey, Understanding measurements of farm income, Food Industries, Manufacturing and Farming facts.
Agriculture and rural working series papers.
The Census of Agriculture is the basic inventory of Canadian agriculture taken every five years.
Canadian and provincial tables present key variables and comparisons to the 1991 Census. Key variables include data on number of census farms, farm debt, gross receipts, farm interest and operating expenses, farm capital and farm debt.
As part of the British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture and Lands website, this page offers a snapshot of agricultural sectors in the province and the industry's importance to the economy.
To compare and assess the economic performance and financial situation of agriculture in the US, this is an excellent starting point, courtesy of the US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Economic Research Service.
Agriculture is the province's third largest primary industry, behind forestry and mining. Here is a look at factors such as farm cash receipts, fruit, vegetables and field crops, seafood, aquaculture, commercial fishing and the food processing sectors.