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Agriculture producers are optimistic says FCC survey


January 28, 2009
By Farm Credit Canada

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January 28, 2009, Regina, Sask. – A Farm Credit Canada Vision Panel
survey of agricultural producers and business leaders from across
Canada shows optimism in spite of the current economic situation.

January 28, 2009, Regina, Sask. – A Farm Credit Canada Vision Panel survey of agricultural producers and business leaders from across Canada shows optimism in spite of the current economic situation.

Fifty-four per cent of the 4,300 respondents say they are optimistic about the future of agriculture – up one per cent from last year. Nearly one quarter of respondents (22 per cent) plan on expanding their operations in the next five years.

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These results were released during FCC’s second annual Ag Day in Canada, a celebration held in 89 locations across the country that acknowledges the unique and important role of agriculture.

Ag Day provided leading-edge information to producers and agribusiness operators regarding the 2009 production year and celebrated those who live and breathe agriculture. Topics discussed included energy conservation, alternative fuels, innovative technologies, farm safety and land values across Canada.

Future trends in agriculture, including energy requirements and options, were also shared at Ag Day in Canada events.