Agriculture issues in Canada
The issues about agriculture in Canada is the Canadian dollar because the U.S crops are cheaper. Cattle and calf prices increased between 3 and 10% in the U.S and increased 20% in Canada.U.S. Soybean prices have decreased over 20 per cent but have fallen on average only 13 per cent in Canada. This is why the Canadian dollar is a major issue.On the other hand the U.S spends $20 billion on agriculture annually while Canada spends $8 billion. they have dropped from 3rd to 9th in total food exports.
As you can see there are so many job openings yet minimal people going for agriculture. Also the people who are working there are older.
MONEY CANADA MAKES OFF AGRICULTURE
Canada makes $25B off of the beef industry, 24.6B off of the cattle industry and $10B off milk and dairy. They make $30B off of exports annually in total. Canada produces 80% of maple syrup in the world so that helps because they have a lot of it so they can afford to export it and since there is not a lot in other countries they will make tons of money of maple syrup.
They are 5th in the world in agricultural exporter.
CANADA'S MAIN TRADE PARTNERS
The countries that Canada trades with the most are the U.S, Japan, and the European Union. With the U.S they export Cattle, fresh beef, canola oil, frozen potatoes, baking goods, in total they make 19.5B off exports to the U.S. With Japan they export Canola seed, pork, wheat, soybeans, in total they make 3.7B off of exports to Japan. Lastly, the European Union. Canada exports soybeans, wheat, canola, corn, lentils to them. They make 2.7B off of exports to the European Union. Those are the top 3 countries that Canada exports to.