AgFacts: Agriculture & The Economy

So, how big is Canada's agricultural sector, anyway?

AgFacts: Agriculture & The Economy gives a brief, dynamic overview of the size and scope of Canada's agricultural sector, and its importance to Canada's economy. The facts contained in this video were collected primarily from An Overview of the Canadian Agriculture and Agri-Food System 2015.

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[Light grey background. Text flies in from right hand side of frame.]

Text on screen: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

[The 'Ag' from the word 'Agriculture' remains in place. The remaining 'riculture' flies out of the top of the screen. The words 'and Agri-Food Canada' fly out of the bottom of the screen.]

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[The word 'facts' slides in from the top of the screen and replaces the 'riculture' that flew off screen earlier. The words 'agriculture & the economy', surrounded by a dark grey box, slide in from the right of the screen and replaces the 'and Agri-Food Canada' the flew off screen earlier.]

Text on screen: Agfacts – agriculture & the economy

[The word 'Agfacts' flies off the screen to the left. The words 'agriculture & the economy' fly off screen to the right.]

[A green vignette appears around the edges of the frame. It quickly fades in to cover most of the screen, leaving a light grey area in the shape of a word bubble in the centre. Text appears inside this word bubble.]

Text on screen: We have plenty to be proud of…

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[The camera zooms through the text and the word bubble until both are forced off screen. The background has now returned to the original light grey.]

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Text on screen: We grow…

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[On the right side of the screen, circles containing stylized images begin to appear on screen. One-by-one, to the beat of the background music, the circles stop beside the words 'we grow' and zoom in.]

[The first circle we see contains a cow.]

[The second circle we see contains a chicken.]

[The third circle we see contains wheat.]

[The fourth circle we see contains a tomato.]

[The fifth circle we see contains a dollar sign and stylized person carrying a briefcase. As this fifth circle zooms in, additional text appears on screen.]

Text on screen: Yup, the economy and jobs too!

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[The text on screen and visible circles slide off screen to the left. A wipe transition fades over the screen from the right. It reveals a red background with white text.]

Text on screen: Over $100 billion

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Text on screen: That's what agriculture contributes to Canada's GDP annually

[The camera zooms in quickly through the text until it is off screen. The background returns to light grey. We can see a stylized picture of the planet in the centre of the screen.]

[The planet is being treated as a pie chart. A pie slice grows until it covers two thirds of the planet. Text appears on screen as this is happening.]

Text on screen: That's more than the national GDP of 2/3 of the world's countries

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[The pie chart zooms out slightly. The area representing on third fades out. The remaining area now resembles PacMan and begins eating the circles containing agricultural elements that we saw earlier. As it eats the circles it moves off screen to the right.]

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Text on screen: The world loves Canadian food

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[The frame cross-fades to a stylized map of Canada on a green background. Black, curved arrows begin to appear. The arrows start to extend outside of the borders of Canada. One arrow exits Canada from the east and the camera follows it.]

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Text on screen: We're the 5th largest

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Text on screen: agricultural exporter in the world

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[A black arrow slides in from the left of the screen. The arrow contains red text.]

Text on screen: 2.2 Million

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[Additional text appears on screen under the black arrow.]

Text on screen: Number of Canadians who work in agriculture or agri-food

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[The black arrow, red text, and text underneath, slide off screen to the right. As it moves off the screen it reveals a series of eight stylized people against a red background.]

[Black text appears on screen above the images of stylized people.]

Text on screen: That's 1 in 8 jobs

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[The words '1 in 8' now change to white. One of the eight stylized people also turns to white.]

[The red background, text, and stylized people fade out to reveal the light grey background. Text appears in the centre of the screen.]

Text on screen: Canadian Agriculture. We grow a lot more than you might think.

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[The text 'We grow a lot more than you might think' fades out. Additional text appears in its place.]

Text on screen: Look for more Canadian agriculture facts and videos on www.agr.gc.ca

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[The Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada signature appears in the lower left of the screen. The Canada wordmark appears in the lower right of the screen.]

Text on screen: © Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada, represented by the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food (2015).

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