Infographic: Agriculture Then & Now

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    Then – small farm feeds 5 people
    Now – larger farm feeds 120 people

    Grain harvesting
    Then – by hand, 1 acre/day
    Now – combine harvester, 150 acres/day

    Milking cows
    Then – 1 cow = 1,000L/year, milked by hand one at a time
    Now – 1 cow = 8,500L/year, automated milking equipment

    Fresh food
    Then – growing season: spring/summer, storage up to 6 months in a root cellar
    Now – growing season: all year, storage up to 12 months in climate controlled storage facilities

    Celebrating 150 years of agriculture
    Celebrate with us and visit www.agr.gc.ca/agriculture150

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