The Global Economy is alive and well in agriculture. Canadians are blessed with a huge land base and rich natural resources. This means that Canada has a great supply of agricultural products, not only for Canadian markets, but also to export. To celebrate Valentine's Day, we are highlighting the love for Canadian agriculture around the world.
Canadian producers play a key role in the global food economy
- Canada exports $56 billion a year in agriculture and agri-food products.
- Approximately half of everything that Canadian farmers produce is exported as either primary commodities or processed food and beverage products.
- Canadian farmers are the world's largest exporters of flax seed, canola, pulses and durum wheat.
Canadian agriculture exports are diversified.
- Canadian pulse crops (peas, lentils, beans, chickpeas) are exported to over 120 countries.
- Canadian wheat exports were worth $7.9 billion in 2014.
- Since 2010 the value of Canadian soybean exports has grown by approximately 80%.
Canadian farmers know that they help people all over the country ‘eat local’ but they also know the important role that they play in helping to feed the world. Canadian producers have a balance of cooperative spirit and a competitive nature, which serves them at home and abroad.
Share some love with your favorite Canadian farmer this Valentines day.