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1 New Brunswick Census of Agriculture Graphs 216 October 217

2 New Brunswick Census of Agriculture Report 216 Province of New Brunswick P.O. Box 6, Fredericton NB E3B 5H1 CANADA Printed English version: ISBN Printed French version: ISBN PDF English version: ISBN PDF French version: ISBN Printed is New Brunswick

3 List of figures 216 census of agriculture graphs 3 Figure 1: Gross farm receipts for New Brunswick 3 Figure 2: Farms in New Brunswick, by gross farm receipts 3 Figure 3: Farmland in New Brunswick Figure 4: Average farm size in New Brunswick Figure 5: Land tenure in New Brunswick, by type of tenure Figure 6: Farmland use in New Brunswick 5 Figure 7: Number of farms in New Brunswick, by farm type Figure 8: Major field crops and hay in New Brunswick, by type Figure 9: Major field-grown vegetables in New Brunswick, by type 7 Figure 1: Major fruits and berries in New Brunswick, by type Figure 11: Cattle and farms reporting cattle in New Brunswick Figure 12: Pigs and farms reporting pigs in New Brunswick Figure 13: Hens and chickens in New Brunswick 9 Figure 14: Farms reporting transitional or certified organic products for sale in 216, Canada and the provinces Figure 15: Land management practices in New Brunswick Figure 16: Tillage practices in New Brunswick, by type 1 Figure 17: Age distribution of farm operators in New Brunswick 11 Figure 18: Average age of New Brunswick farmers Figure 19: Farms that used technology in New Brunswick in 216, by type Figure 2: Farm employees in New Brunswick, by type of employment Figure 21: Revenues and operating expenses 13 Figure 22: Farm capital in New Brunswick 13 Figure 23: Farms that directly marketed to consumers in 216, Canada and the provinces Figure 24: Methods used for directly marketing to consumers in New Brunswick in Figure 25: Farms with a written succession plan in 216, Canada and the provinces Figure 26: Farms with renewable energy producing systems on their operations in 216, Canada and the provinces 15

4 216 census of agriculture graphs Figure 1: Gross farm receipts for New Brunswick dollars (millions) Figure 2: Farms in New Brunswick, by gross farm receipts % of farms Less than $1, $1, to $24,999 $25, to $49,999 $5, to $99,999 $1, to $249,999 $25, to $499,999 $5, to $999,999 $1 million to $1,999,999 $2 million or more New Brunswick Census of Agriculture Graphs 216 3

5 Figure 3: Farmland in New Brunswick number of farms 5, 4,5 4, 3,5 3, 2,5 2, 1,5 1, ,551 hectares (thousands) , , Number of farms Total farm area Figure 4: Average farm size in New Brunswick hectares New Brunswick Census of Agriculture Graphs 216

6 Figure 5: Land tenure in New Brunswick, by type of tenure % of hectares 1 1 % 2 % 1 % 1 % 3 % 4 % 5 % 3 % 3 % 5 % 6 % 9 12 % 12 % 13 % 13 % 11 % 1 % 11 % % 84 % 83 % 83 % 84 % 84 % 82 % Area owned Area rented Area leased from the government All others Figure 6: Farmland use in New Brunswick % of hectares % 33% 35% 38% 38% 37% 41% 68% 67% 65% 62% 62% 63% 59% Pasture land and all other land Land in crops New Brunswick Census of Agriculture Graphs 216 5

7 Figure 7: Number of farms in New Brunswick, by farm type number of farms % Tree fruit and berry -8% Beef cattle Hay -21% -12% Dairy -25% -27% Potato Nursery and tree +3% -2% +2% -33% Maple syrup Oilseed and grain Poultry and egg Sheep and goat -44% Hog and pig Figure 8: Major field crops and hay in New Brunswick, by type Tame hay Potatoes Alfalfa Oats Barley Soybeans Corn for grain Wheat Canola hectares (thousands) New Brunswick Census of Agriculture Graphs 216

8 Figure 9: Major field-grown vegetables in New Brunswick, by type Squash, zucchini, pumpkins Sweet corn Green or wax beans Carrots Cabbage Cucumbers Rutabagas and turnips Green peas Tomatoes hectares Figure 1: Major fruits and berries in New Brunswick, by type Blueberries Cranberries Apples Strawberries hectares (thousands) New Brunswick Census of Agriculture Graphs 216 7

9 Figure 11: Cattle and farms reporting cattle in New Brunswick number of head (thousands) 14 3,33 number of farms 3, , 2, , 6 4 1, ,5 1, 2 5, Total cattle and calves Farms reporting Figure 12: Pigs and farms reporting pigs in New Brunswick number of head (thousands) number of farms Total pigs Farms reporting 1, New Brunswick Census of Agriculture Graphs 216

10 Figure 13: Hens and chickens in New Brunswick number of birds (thousands) 4, 3,5 3,487 3,272 3,132 3,142 3, 2,5 2, 2,46 2,241 2,668 2,413 2,664 1,5 1, Figure 14: Farms reporting transitional or certified organic products for sale in 216, Canada and the provinces % of farms % 2% 1 Quebec British Columbia Prince Edward Island Saskatchewan New Brunswick Nova Scotia Ontario Newfoundland and Labrador Manitoba Alberta Canada New Brunswick Census of Agriculture Graphs 216 9

11 Figure 15: Land management practices in New Brunswick hectares (thousands) 1-3% % -3% 4 2 Commercial fertilizer Insecticide or fungicide Herbicide Figure 16: Tillage practices in New Brunswick, by type % of seeded area 1 2% 2% 3% 5% 7% 12% 12% 9 18% 15% 17% 8 24% 23% % 8% 82% 78% 68% 3 66% Conventional tillage Conservation tillage No tillage 1 New Brunswick Census of Agriculture Graphs 216

12 Figure 17: Age distribution of farm operators in New Brunswick % of operators Under 35 years 35 to 54 years 55 years and over Figure 18: Average age of New Brunswick farmers years New Brunswick Census of Agriculture Graphs

13 Figure 19: Farms that used technology in New Brunswick in 216, by type Computers/laptops for farm management 45% Smartphones/tablets for farm management 31% GPS technology 15% GIS mapping 6% % of farms Figure 2: Farm employees in New Brunswick, by type of employment number of employees 6, 5, -27% 4, 3, 2, +13% 1, Year round employees (full/part time) Seasonal or temporary employees 12 New Brunswick Census of Agriculture Graphs 216

14 Figure 21: Revenues and operating expenses dollars (millions) dollars (millions) Total gross farm receipts Total gross profits Total farm operating expenses Figure 22: Farm capital in New Brunswick dollars (millions) 2, +15% 1,8 1,6 1,4 1,2 1, Land and buildings % Machinery and equipment +33% Livestock and poultry New Brunswick Census of Agriculture Graphs

15 Figure 23: Farms that directly marketed to consumers in 216, Canada and the provinces % of farms Newfoundland and Labrador British Columbia Nova Scotia 22% New Brunswick Quebec Ontario Prince Edward Island Manitoba Alberta Saskatchewan 13% Canada Figure 24: Methods used for directly marketing to consumers in New Brunswick in 216 Farms using farm gate sales, stands, kiosks, U-pick 84% Farms using farmers' markets 33% Farms using Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) 7% Farms using other methods 4% % of farms selling directly to consumers 14 New Brunswick Census of Agriculture Graphs 216

16 Figure 25: Farms with a written succession plan in 216, Canada and the provinces % of farms Quebec Saskatchewan Ontario Alberta Prince Edward Island Manitoba 7% New Brunswick British Columbia Newfoundland and Labrador Nova Scotia 8% Canada Figure 26: Farms with renewable energy producing systems on their operations in 216, Canada and the provinces % of farms Ontario Prince Edward Island Alberta Nova Scotia British Columbia Manitoba Saskatchewan Quebec 2% New Brunswick Newfoundland and Labrador 5% Canada New Brunswick Census of Agriculture Graphs

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