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Year  Total area in Alberta
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Total Occupied Farmland
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Area Under Crops
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Improved or Seeded Pasture
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Summerfallow
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Total Other Farm Landuses
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Number of Farms
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Average Size Per Farm
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1901   1,107,070  76,681           9,479  117   
1902                         
1903                         
1904                         
1905                         
1906                         
1907                         
1908                         
1909                         
1910                         
191163,823,264  7,025,073  1,372,691     101,498     60,559  116   
1912                         
1913                         
1914                         
1915                         
1916                         
1917                         
1918                         
1919                         
1920                         
192163,823,264  11,854,478  3,449,374  63,723  1,180,934  7,160,447  82,954  143   
1922                         
1923                         
1924                         
1925                         
1926                         
1927                         
1928                         
1929                         
1930                         
193163,823,264  15,773,617  4,872,136  212,292  1,840,181  8,849,008  97,408  162   
1932                         
1933                         
1934                         
1935                         
1936                         
1937                         
1938                         
1939                         
1940                         
194163,823,264  17,513,700  4,971,208  253,162  2,649,044  9,640,285  99,732  176   
1942                         
1943                         
1944                         
1945                         
1946                         
1947                         
1948                         
1949                         
1950                         
195163,823,264  17,992,175  5,838,655  450,344  2,507,018  9,196,157  84,315  213   
1952                         
1953                         
1954                         
1955                         
195663,823,264  18,603,559  6,009,651  517,955  2,869,733  9,206,220  79,424  234   
1957                         
1958                         
1959                         
1960                         
196163,823,264  19,112,758  6,319,101  675,983  3,014,810  9,102,863  73,212  261   
1962                         
1963                         
1964                         
1965                         
196663,823,264  19,822,666  7,166,035  935,206  2,694,852  9,026,572  69,411  286   
1967                         
1968                         
1969                         
1970                         
197163,823,264  20,034,484  7,321,793  1,110,838  2,836,326  8,765,527  62,702  320   
1972                         
1973                         
1974                         
1975                         
197663,823,264  20,205,457  7,639,441  1,326,420  2,628,216  8,611,380  61,130  331   
1977                         
1978                         
1979                         
1980                         
198163,823,264  19,108,515  8,441,243  1,581,443  2,205,468  6,880,384  58,056  329   
1982                         
1983                         
1984                         
1985                         
198663,823,264  20,655,343  9,162,525  1,376,815  2,127,014  7,988,990  57,777  358   
1987                         
1988                         
1989                         
1990                         
199163,823,264  20,811,004  9,292,044  1,742,479  1,771,395  8,005,085  57,245  364   
1992                         
1993                         
1994                         
1995                         
199663,823,264  21,029,230  9,546,548  1,914,603  1,436,741  8,131,338  59,007  356   
1997                         
1998                         
1999                         
2000                         
200163,823,264  21,067,489  9,728,182  2,230,892  1,235,592  7,872,823  53,642  393   
2002                         
2003                         
2004                         
2005                         
200663,823,264  21,095,395  9,621,607  2,483,702  906,347  8,083,739  49,431  427   
2007                         
2008                         
2009                         
2010                         
201163,822,071  20,435,771  9,753,668  2,395,899  511,129  7,775,074  43,234  472   
 

References and Related Online Materials

Total area in Alberta:See reference for "Total Occupied Farmland."
Total Occupied Farmland:

1976-2006: Statistics Canada. (2007).  Total land area and use of farm land, Canada and provinces, census years 1976 to 2006 (Table 2.5). Selected Historical Data from the Census of Agriculture (Catalogue no. 95-632-XWE). Last updated January 30, 2009. http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/95-632-x/2007000/t/4185579-eng.htm#48 (accessed June 16, 2010).

1900-1975: Statistics Canada, Canadian Census of Agriculture, 1901, 1911, 1921, 1931, 1941, 1951, 1956, 1961, 1966, 1971

Area Under Crops:See reference for "Total Occupied Farmland."
Improved or Seeded Pasture:See reference for "Total Occupied Farmland."
Summerfallow:See reference for "Total Occupied Farmland."
Total Other Farm Landuses:See reference for "Total Occupied Farmland."
Number of Farms:

Statistics Canada. (2007).  Selected agricultural data, number and area of farms, Land in crops and selected crop data, Canada and provinces, census years 1921 to 2006  (Table 1.1). Selected Historical Data from the Census of Agriculture (Catalogue no. 95-632-XWE). Last updated January 30, 2009. http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/95-632-x/2007000/t/4185570-eng.htm#48 (accessed June 16, 2010).

Average Size Per Farm:Calculated by dividing to total occupied farmland by the total number of farms.