This book presents the results of a study undertaken by the Economic Council of Canada on the future of the Prairie grain economy in Canada. It deals with diversification of Prairie agriculture and how it was impacted by various policies, including the U. S.-Canada Free Trade Agreement.
1. Introduction 2. Agricultural Diversification Strategies: Canada and the United States 3. Diversification of Prairie Agriculture 4. Growth and Development of Value-Added Activities 5. Freer Trade in the North American Beer and Flour Markets 6. Irrigation and Prairie Agricultural Development 7. The Adoption of Modern Irrigation Technologies in the United States 8. Farm Enterprise Size and Diversification in Prairie Agriculture 9. The Effect of U. S. Farm Programs on Diversification 10. Agricultural Subsidies in Canada: Explicit and Implicit