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Year  Major Cereals
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Oilseeds
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Forage
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Vegetables
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Other Seeds
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Improved Pasture
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19111,230,150     68,918  9,885  43,412      
1912                   
1913                   
1914                   
1915                   
1916                   
1917                   
1918                   
1919                   
1920                   
19213,250,246     88,037  11,612  13,556  63,723   
1922                   
1923                   
1924                   
1925                   
1926                   
1927                   
1928                   
1929                   
1930                   
19314,561,982     120,189  19,875  12,351  212,292   
1932                   
1933                   
1934                   
1935                   
1936                   
1937                   
1938                   
1939                   
1940                   
19414,511,506     243,790  22,237  53,837  253,162   
1942                   
1943                   
1944                   
1945                   
1946                   
1947                   
1948                   
1949                   
19505,230,562                  
19515,100,253  11  488,066  25,035  58,666  450,344   
19525,135,461                  
19535,129,795                  
19544,661,574                  
19554,961,041  3,237               
19564,619,891  10,522  653,255  23,753  250,275  517,955   
19574,374,247  28,328               
19584,424,023  28,328               
19594,621,915  14,973               
19604,476,633  72,843               
19614,453,161  124,238  1,002,601  29,061  174,509  675,983   
19624,633,651  69,606               
19634,842,064  90,245               
19644,834,779  163,493               
19654,791,478  297,444               
19665,115,227  252,524  1,188,960  30,000  176,011  935,206   
19675,171,883  354,100               
19685,335,376  182,109               
19694,969,540  330,223               
19704,016,505  586,794               
19714,785,408  804,515  1,319,416  35,619  127,467  1,110,838   
19724,904,790  526,091               
19735,155,695  526,091               
19744,916,931  465,388               
19755,018,102  687,966               
19765,578,187  303,514  1,557,897  29,708  39,140  1,326,420   
19775,139,508  627,263               
19785,038,336  1,193,823               
19794,755,056  1,416,400               
19805,544,193  890,308               
19816,211,925  586,794  1,408,577  27,694  58,091  1,581,443   
19826,207,878  768,903               
19836,092,542  1,011,714               
19846,088,495  1,214,057     18,211  54,633      
19856,394,033  1,133,120     19,911  54,633      
19866,274,651  1,133,120  1,511,142  36,409  62,726  1,376,815   
19876,106,706  1,173,588     72,101  44,515      
19885,738,442  1,456,868     80,475  42,492      
19896,256,440  1,092,651     76,219  62,726      
19906,114,800  991,480     74,803  87,007      
19915,930,263  1,206,773  1,754,717  112,246  52,973  1,742,479   
19925,961,020  1,153,354  2,084,131  133,345  32,375      
19935,756,653  1,477,103  2,063,897  165,679  48,562      
19945,149,625  2,023,428  2,286,474     64,750      
19955,339,827  1,800,851  2,266,240  237,782  76,890      
19965,932,692  1,274,760  2,165,068  161,704  48,562  1,914,603   
19975,600,849  1,618,743  1,982,960  208,304  82,961      
19985,465,280  1,760,383  1,871,671  260,559  72,843      
19995,445,045  1,841,320  2,063,897  251,403  68,797      
20005,686,643  1,537,805  2,306,708  330,690  34,398      
20015,406,600  1,092,651  2,134,717  300,245  36,422  2,230,892   
20025,436,547  1,193,823  2,023,428  234,981  48,562      
20035,428,049  1,355,697  2,509,051  304,680  74,867      
20045,117,250  1,608,625  2,387,645  305,419  70,820      
20054,935,951  1,740,148  2,235,888  284,178  62,726      
20064,873,225  1,821,085  2,205,537  298,695  48,562  2,483,702   
20074,759,913  2,037,592  2,260,169  302,483  46,539      
20084,844,087  2,104,365  2,260,169  333,246  60,703      
20094,815,759  2,023,428  2,509,051  380,264  62,726      
20104,564,854  2,246,005  2,498,934  479,428  59,893      
20114,492,011  2,488,817  2,498,934  382,647  52,811      
20124,479,547  2,650,500  2,031,375  451,192  57,870      
20134,676,143  2,496,910  2,045,686  463,365  73,653      
20144,026,622  2,612,246  1,859,531  544,707  100,362      
 

References and Related Online Materials

Major Cereals:

2014. http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/sdd15306 

2013. http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$Department/deptdocs.nsf/all/sdd14791 

2012. http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/sdd14356#tables 

1950-2008: Government of Alberta Agriculture and Agri-Food.(2009). Alberta Major Crops - Acreage (Table 76). Crops. Last updated November 9, 2009. http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/sdd12891 (accessed June 2, 2010).

Before 1950: Statistics Canada, Census of Agriculture

Notes:
--> Major Cereals is the sum of wheat, barley, oats and rye.
--> 1 acre = 0.404685642 hectares

Oilseeds:

2014. http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/sdd15306  

1950-2008: Government of Alberta Agriculture and Agri-Food.(2009). Alberta Major Crops - Acreage (Table 76). Crops. Last updated November 9, 2009. http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/sdd12891 (accessed June 2, 2010).

Before 1950: Statistics Canada, Census of Agriculture

Notes:
--> The only major oilseed used in this table is Canola. 
--> 1 acre = 0.404685642 hectares

Forage:

2014. http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/sdd15306  

1999-2008: Government of Alberta Agriculture and Agri-Food.(2009). Tame Hay Acreage and Production for Alberta Census Divisions, (Table 88). Crops. Last updated November 9, 2009. http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/sdd12891 (accessed June 2, 2010).

1996-1998: Government of Alberta Agriculture and Agri-Food.(2005). Tame Hay Acreage and Production for Alberta Census Divisions (Table 88). Crops.  Last updated October 6, 2006. http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/sdd10293 (accessed June 16, 2010).

Before 1992: Statistics Canada, Census of Agriculture

Notes:
--> The only major forage used in this table is tame hay. 
--> 1 acre = 0.404685642 hectares

Vegetables:

2014. http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/sdd15306  

Government of Alberta Agriculture and Agri-Food.(2009). Sugar Beet Industry, Alberta (Table 93). Crops. Last updated November 9, 2009. http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/sdd12891 (accessed June 2, 2010).

Government of Alberta Agriculture and Agri-Food.(2009). Major Commercial Vegetable Production, Alberta (Table 94). Crops. Last updated November 9, 2009. http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/sdd12891 (accessed June 2, 2010).

Government of Alberta Agriculture and Agri-Food.(2009). Alberta Special Crops - Area, Yield, Production and Price (Table 89). Crops. Last updated November 9, 2009. http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/sdd12891 (accessed June 2, 2010).

Statistics Canada, Census of Agriculture

Notes:
--> Vegetables includes potatoes (complete time-series), dry field beans (complete time series), dry field peas (complete time
series), sugar beats (1931-2008), lentils (1984-2008) and other vegetables (1987-2008).    
--> 1 acre = 0.404685642 hectares
--> Also used prior versions of the above tables, available in various editions of the Alberta Agriculture Statistics Handbook. 

Other Seeds:

2014. http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/sdd15306  

Government of Alberta Agriculture and Agri-Food.(2009). Alberta Major Crops - Acreage (Table 76). Crops. Last updated November 9, 2009. http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/sdd12891 (accessed June 2, 2010).

Government of Alberta Agriculture and Agri-Food.(2009). Alberta Special Crops - Area, Yield, Production and Price (Table 89). Crops. Last updated November 9, 2009. http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/sdd12891 (accessed June 2, 2010).

Notes:
--> Other seeds is the sum of mustard seeds (1951-2008) and flax seeds (whole time-series).
--> 1 acre = 0.404685642 hectares
--> Also used prior versions of the above tables, available in various editions of the Alberta Agriculture Statistics Handbook. 

Improved Pasture:

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