Grains and Specialty Crops Survey - Purchased from Alberta producers

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The purpose of the prices series is to collect accurate, up-to-date information on farm product prices received by farmers for agricultural commodities produced and sold.

Additional information

The purpose of this survey is to collect reliable and up-to-date information on non-board grains and specialty crops in the province of Alberta. These data are used to calculate farm cash receipts which measure agriculture contribution to the Canadian economy. The data are also used by producer organizations, government departments and others for policy and decision-making.


CONFIDENTIAL when completed.

This survey is conducted under the authority of the Statistics Act, Revised Statutes of Canada, 1985, c. S-19. Response to this survey is a legal requirement under the Act.


Your answers are confidential.

Statistics Canada is prohibited by law from releasing any information it collects which could identify any person, business, or organization, unless consent has been given by the respondent or as permitted by the Statistics Act. The confidentiality provisions of the Statistics Act are not affected by either the Access to Information Act or any other legislation. Therefore, for example, the Canada Revenue Agency cannot access identifiable survey records from Statistics Canada.

Information from this survey will be used for statistical purposes only and will be published in aggregate form only.

Data-sharing agreements

To avoid duplication of enquiry, Statistics Canada has entered into data-sharing agreements with provincial statistical agencies, which must keep the data confidential and use them only for statistical purposes. Statistics Canada will only share data from this survey with those organizations that have demonstrated a requirement to use the data.

Section 11 of the Statistics Act provides for the sharing of information with provincial statistical agencies that meet certain conditions. These agencies must have the legislative authority to collect the same information, on a mandatory basis, and the legislation must provide substantially the same provisions for confidentiality and penalties for disclosure of confidential information as the Statistics Act. Because these agencies have the legal authority to compel businesses to provide the same information, consent is not requested and farm operations may not object to the sharing of their data.

For this survey, there are Section 11 agreements with the provincial statistical agencies of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta.

The shared data will be limited to information pertaining to farm operations located within the jurisdiction of the respective province.

Record linkage

To enhance the data from this survey, Statistics Canada may combine it with information from other surveys or from administrative sources.

Security of emails and faxes

There could be a risk of disclosure during the facsimile or electronic transmission. However, upon receipt of your information, Statistics Canada will provide the level of protection afforded for all information collected under the authority of the Statistics Act.

In compiling average provincial prices to producers, your data will be aggregated with data received from other companies to protect the confidentiality.

Please provide the information requested on non-board grains and specialty crops for the month specified; tonnes purchased (dockage and shrinkage deducted), gross receipts (only rail freight and elevation deducted).

  • 1: Wheat
  • 2: Oats
  • 3: Barley for feed
  • 4: Barley for malting
  • 5: Rye
  • 6: Flaxseed
  • 7: Canola
  • 8: Dry Field Peas
  • 9: Buckwheat
  • 10: Sunflower Seeds
  • 11: Corn for grain
  • 12: Canary Seed
  • 13: Fababeans
  • 14: Lentils
  • 15: Dry Beans
  • 16: Triticale
  • 17: Mustard Seed
  • 18: Chickpeas
  • 19: Soybeans
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