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Farmland Loss Trends in Canada

Farmland loss has been a relatively consistent and global phenomenon. Canada has not been immune from this global trend with three key factors generating these losses: soil degradation, population growth and urbanisation.

– Each year Canada loses approximately 50,000 to 60,000 acres of farmland to urban expansion

– It is estimated that for every million increase in population, Canada loses 131,000 acres of farmland near urban areas3

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