Dismiss
Privacy Information

We use cookies to offer you a better browsing experience, analyze site traffic, personalize content, and serve targeted advertisements. You can read our Privacy Policy here and update your preferences from the side menu if you change your mind.

StatsCan drops wheat and pea production estimates in latest satellite-based report

By: RealAgriculture News Team

September 14, 2020

Loading
Offline

Statistics Canada cut its wheat and pea production estimates — and raised its lentil and soybean projections — in its annual September satellite-based crop report, published on Monday morning.

It’s the second satellite-based set of crop production estimates issued by the agency in the last two weeks. Due to COVID-19, StatsCan chose to employ its model-based method for its July report rather than surveying farmers. That report was issued on August 31.

Loading
Offline

As you can see in the chart below, total wheat production was reduced from 35.7 million tonnes to 34.1, with a significant cut to the durum wheat projection.

StatsCan also backed off on its production estimates for peas, barley, and flax.

Loading
Offline

The lentil production estimate rose from 2.8 million tonnes to 3.1 million, while the soybean projection increased from just under 6 million to 6.1 million (as there’s talk of record yields in Ontario.) Corn, dry beans, and chick peas also saw significant increases.

Check out the table below for a summary of Stats Can’s latest numbers:

Loading
Offline

You can find entire Stats Can report here.

Loading
Offline