Differences in Canadian and U.S. Farm Structure: What the Canadian Farm Typology Shows

Canadian and U.S. farms vary widely in size and other characteristics, ranging from very small retirement and residential farms to firms with sales in the millions. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) and the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Economic Research Service (ERS) have each developed a farm typology to classify farms into more homogeneous groups. These typologies provide useful insights into farm structure in each country. It is difficult, however, to use the typologies to compare farm structure in Canada and the United States, because the definitions within the two typologies differ. To make direct comparisons of farm structure in the two countries the Canadian typology was applied to the farms in both nations.


Issue Date:
Apr 21 2004
Publication Type:
Journal Article
Record Identifier:
http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/45740
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/45740
Published in:
CAFRI: Current Agriculture, Food and Resource Issues, Issue 5
Page range:
83-94
Total Pages:
12
Series Statement:
Number 5
2004




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