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Tag: Statistics Canada

StatsCan brings acreage estimates back in line with expectations

By: Kelvin Heppner

June 29, 2018

After delivering some big surprises in its seeding intentions report back in April, Statistics Canada moved more in line with market expectations in...Read more »

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Do you tell StatsCan the truth?

By: Kelvin Heppner

May 3, 2018

“Oh hi StatsCan. I’ve been waiting for you to call.” Or maybe not. (photo source: United Soybean Board)

“Hello, I’m calling on behalf of Statistics Canada. Would you have time…” It’s a familiar phone call for most Canadian farmers...Read more »

Behind the scenes of a StatsCan crop report

By: Kelvin Heppner

May 1, 2018

Statistics Canada’s crop reports are often subject to criticism, with analysts, traders and farmers questioning or downplaying the accuracy and...Read more »

StatsCan delivers big surprises in first acreage estimates

By: Kelvin Heppner

April 27, 2018

Canadian farmers plan to seed far fewer acres of canola and much more wheat than what the market was expecting, according to Statistics Canada’s...Read more »

StatsCan boosts canola and soybean acreage even higher

By: Kelvin Heppner

June 29, 2017

Canadian farmers planted 22.8 million acres of canola and 7.3 million acres of soybeans this spring, according to the Statistics Canada acreage...Read more »

Ag Census shows more young farmers, slower decline in number of farms

By: Kelvin Heppner

May 10, 2017

The 2016 Census of Agriculture results were released on Wednesday, painting an overall picture of Canadian agriculture and how it has...Read more »

StatsCan Projects Record Canola Acres, Surprising Wheat Area

By: Kelvin Heppner

April 21, 2017

A record 22.4 million acres of canola will be seeded in Canada this year, but wheat will remain number one in terms of area, according to the...Read more »

Satellite Model Boosts Canola Production Estimate From StatsCan

By: Kelvin Heppner

September 20, 2016

Statistics Canada published its second annual set of crop production estimates based on a model that uses satellite imagery on Tuesday. The...Read more »

Harvest Limitations — This Week in the Grain Markets

By: Brennan Turner

September 9, 2016

Grains pushed through the first full week of September with a mix of bearish and bullish headlines, but mostly of the latter as a weaker U.S. Dollar,...Read more »

Living Large — This Week in the Grain Market

By: Brennan Turner

August 26, 2016

The grain market was filled with lots of pictures this week, thanks to scouts testing Twitter’s ag photo limit by uploading shots of corn cobs as...Read more »

More Canola and Lentils, Less Wheat — StatsCan Publishes June Acreage Estimates

By: RealAgriculture News Team

June 29, 2016

There were no major surprises as Statistics Canada issued an updated set of acreage estimates on Wednesday morning, ahead of the USDA’s crop...Read more »

Musical Chairs — This Week in the Grain Markets

By: Brennan Turner

May 6, 2016

Near Foam Lake, SK. Photo by Brennan Turner.

Grain markets rode the roller coaster this week as a myriad of factors played into movements across the complex. Currencies, oil prices, weather...Read more »

$13 Million — StatsCan’s Reason for Running the Census of Ag During Seeding

By: Kelvin Heppner

May 4, 2016

It’s not like there aren’t enough things for farmers to do at this time of year, but anybody who farms in Canada can add answering questions for...Read more »

StatsCan Releases First Crop Estimates Not Based on a Farmer Survey

By: Kelvin Heppner

September 17, 2015


Statistics Canada released its first crop production estimates using a new model-based methodology on Thursday. The model takes into account...Read more »

Chewing Through Supply: StatsCan Releases Stock Estimates to July 31

By: RealAgriculture News Team

September 3, 2015

Statistics Canada today released its estimates of principal field crop stocks to July 31, 2015, including a bearish supply estimate for the...Read more »