Agriculture : Eastern Canada

Farming in the East...

Canadian Agriculture Altogether...

Canada is one of the largest agriculture producers and exporters in the world. A wide range of agriculture takes place in Canada from the prairies to our east coast island.

Different areas specialize in different products...

Different areas in the east particularize on different products of agriculture from cattle to tobacco plants.


- is dairy specializing centre

-maple sugar and maple syrup are also produced

- tobacco, until recently, was grown on the sandy soils of the Joliette area, north of Montreal

- vegetables were grown in the south of Montreal

- apples were produced on the slopes of the Monteregain Hills

- the Gaspé Peninsula and the Canadian Shield region provide only limited opportunities for agriculture due to poor soil and short growing seasons


Prince Edward Island:

- Potatoes ; Over the last five years values have ranged from $201 to $274 million (PEI potatoes are processed into frozen potato products and chips)

- Grains and Oilseeds

- Beef is apart of 40% of PEI's farms

- Dairy

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Nova Scotia:

- fruits (blueberries, grapes, apples)

- poultry production

New Brunswick:

- berries and small vegetables

- livestock includes a small amount of poultry and cattle

- specializes mainly in fishing (Atlantic salmon and lobster)

Newfoundland & Labrador

- main source of agriculture is fishery

- also grows potatoes and a few other crops

- soil is infertile but supplementary farming is still possible

Number of Farms...

New Brunswick : 3,034

Newfoundland and Labrador : 643

Nova Scotia : 3,923

Ontario : 59,729

Prince Edward Island : 1,845

Quebec : 32,139

Nunavut : 0

* Ontario actually has the highest number of farms in the country

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Where most of it happens...

Large amounts of agricultural practices take place alongside the St. Lawrence River in Southern Ontario-Quebec. Many wheat fields are also settled in these lowlands that are not found on the coast.

Are They Renewable...

These resources are renewable as long as they are regrown at the same pace or a faster pace than they are sold. If the export rate countines to grow and overtakes the rate at which they are being reproduced than we will eventually run out until they are restored.