Agriculture Geo Canada

Agriculture Geo Canada - - Oct. 5th, 2011 lecture 2RC3...

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- Oct. 5 th , 2011 lecture 2RC3 Mid-term Test - 12 October 2011, 10:30 a.m. - 25% of final mark - 40 minutes - 40 MC questions - Material covered: o Lectures up to and including Sept 28 (Canada’s economic geography); text – Chapter 1,2,3 (pp. 72 – 74); 4 o Locations: TBA o GOODLUCK! Agriculture in Canada: Intro - Ager, agric (Latin) = field - St. Isadore – patron saint of farmers and farming - Census farm: an agricultural holding with sales of agricultural products in excess of $250/ year (1986 Census) - An Agricultural holding which produces at least one of the following intended for sale – crops, livestock, poultry, animal products, greenhouse/nursery products, mushrooms, sod, honey, or maple syrup products - Agriculture-related issues: o 1. Impacts of urbanization on agricultural land o 2. Decline of family farm vs. agribusiness o 3. Genetically modified foods - Contribution to agr. GDP has decreased: o 1961 = 4.4% o 1996 = 2% - Area in farmland steady (more or less) in last 60 years: o 1901 – 25.7 million hectares o 1931 – 66 M hectares o 1951 – 70.4 M hectares (max.) o 2001 – 67.5 M hectares decreased because Atlantic Canada farms had been taken out of production will talk about later
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This note was uploaded on 12/03/2011 for the course GEOG 2RC3 taught by Professor Peace during the Fall '11 term at McMaster University.

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Agriculture Geo Canada - - Oct. 5th, 2011 lecture 2RC3...

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