Friday, April 12, 2019

Field Crop Microdata

I have a researcher hoping to work with microdata from the Field Crop Reporting Series. (She’s interested specifically in the data behind this table: 32-10-0359-01 / I can’t find any indication that microdata is available for the FCRS, but thought I would check.

I’ve received the following response from subject matter:

“The Crop Reporting Unit currently publishes data at the provincial level.  The one exception is small area data which is released once a year at the Census Agricultural Level (CAR), and can be found in table  32-10-0002.  Aside from this there is no lower level data available. I don’t believe that data is in going to be made generally available through the RDCs at this point.  That said if they have a compelling research project that supports GoC priorities, and particularly ones which might support a streamlining of STC operations we may be able to engineer a collaboration.  This is particularly the case if the research is being carried out at the University of Guelph or one of its affiliates.”