- The 110 farms gained in the 2011 census were lost along with another 317 more farms.
- The amount of farmland has decreased by 10%:
- Under productive blueberry land coming out of production
- Fire-blight in apple orchards
- Decreased in greenhouse flowers
- For the first time since at least 1991, the number of operators under the age of 35 has increased, with the average age of a farm operator increasing across Canada, Nova Scotia seeing the highest average age at 56.
- With regards to fruit, nuts and berries, Nova Scotia has the fourth largest area and generates the third highest amount in gross farm receipts.
- Expense ration has increased to 0.89.
- The number of people employed year-round remained steady while the number seasonal employees decreased almost 2000.
Source: NSFA News & Views. Vol. 29, No. 05. June 2017.