Farming By: Ashlee

Money And Background

In 2011, the biggest employers of farmers were support activities for crop production, which included family farms. Salaries here ran an average $35.30 per hour or $73,420 per year. The highest salaries were in wholesalers of non-durable goods, such as farm supplies. Average wages were $41.99 per hour or $87,350 per year. Most farmers have a high school diploma though they learn most of their skills through work experiences. Many farmers grew up or worked on a family establishment. Many also obtain a bachelor’s degree in agriculture if they want to make a living with farming, or manage crop production in agricultural corporations.

How Large Is The Industry? Canada's agriculture and food industries have changed greatly in the years since the Second World War. Growth in Canada’s economy, and associated social changes, have altered the way food is produced, processed, handled, sold and consumed. Improved transportation, lower costs and closer trade links with other nations have also made it possible for most Canadians (except those living in remote northern communities) to have access to affordable fresh foods throughout the year.
What Products Do They Sell? Farmers' markets can offer farmers increased profit over selling to wholesalers, food processors, or large grocery firms. This, due to the fact that the middlemen are locked out of the chain. By selling directly to consumers, produce often needs: less transport less handling less refrigeration less time in storage By selling in an outdoor market, the cost of land, buildings, lighting and air-conditioning is also reduced or eliminated. Farmers may also retain profit on produce not sold to consumers, by selling the excess to canneries and other food-processing firms. At the market, farmers can retain the full premium for part of their produce, instead of only a processor's wholesale price for the entire lot.
Where Do They Sell Their Products? It really depends farmers can be selling their products at a farmers market or it can be international. Food distributors act as the middleman between the farmer and the customer, or retailer. They purchase farm-grown products directly from the farm, then sell them to a variety of customers: restaurants, grocery stores and supermarkets, schools, institutions like hospitals and universities, food processors and food manufacturers.
How Much People Work On A Farm? General farm workers plant, cultivate and harvest crops, raise livestock and poultry and maintain and repair farm equipment and buildings. This group includes operators of farm machinery. Examples of Occupational Titles beef cattle farm worker, cattle ranch labourer ,dairy farm worker ,farm machinery operator, general farm worker, grain farm worker, harvester machine operator ,hatchery worker, poultry farm worker and vegetable farm worker
what countries do canadian farmers trade with? United States Mexico ,Middle East and Africa, Asia ,Latin America and Caribbean , Europe , China
Some Issues? Resource Depletion: The Costs of Industrial Agriculture, Land Management: Degrading and Undervaluing Farmland, Food Waste: Compromising Food Security,Demographic Changes: A Disconnected Public &Political Issues: The Business of Food.
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