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An Overview of Agriculture in the Rural Municipalities of the Lower Souris River Watershed

By Dana Harper, James R. Unterschultz and Scott R. Jeffrey

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A statistical overview of agriculture in the region encompassed by the Lower Souris River Watershed committee was undertaken. The region in the south east corner of the province of Saskatchewan has about 8%of the total number of farms in Saskatchewan, and this has remained relatively consistent since the early 1980s. The actual number of has decreased and Statistics Canada reports that the total number of farms in crop district 1A and 1B in the 2006 census is 1,823 and 1,743, respectively. The area of farms in crop district 1 is currently about 7% of the total area of farms in Saskatchewan. Statistics Canada reports that the total area of farms in crop district 1A and 1B in the 2006 census is 2,687,728 and 2,312,446, respectively. The report also provides an overview of crops grown and livestock numbers. This report is part of an ongoing study of this region.Acreage, Agricultural Land, Cropland, Crop Production/Industries, Land Economics/Use, Livestock Production/Industries, Q150,

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