Principal field crops I Canada

2012

Principal field crops

“Possible record acreage for canola”

“Survey results indicate that Canadian farmers may seed a record 20.4 million acres of canola in 2012, up 8.0% or 1.5 million acres from the previous record of 18.9 million acres set in 2011. This would be the sixth consecutive annual record in canola area at the national level.”

“Area for wheat expected to increase”

“At the national level, spring wheat area could rise 9.0% or 1.4 million acres to 17.2 million acres in 2012.”

“Soybean acreage on the rise”

“Nationally, farmers are expecting to seed a soybean area of nearly 4.0 million acres in 2012, up from 3.8 million acres the previous year. This would be a record high.

Ontario farmers anticipate seeding 2.5 million acres of soybeans in 2012. If these intentions are realized, this level would surpass the record seeded area set in 2010 and unchanged in 2011.

Conversely, Quebec farmers plan to plant fewer acres of soybeans in 2012. Survey results show a 16.0% decline from 741,300 acres in 2011 to 622,700 acres in 2012. It would be the first decline in acres seeded to soybeans in Quebec since 2007.

Manitoba farmers anticipate seeding 800,000 acres in 2012, which would represent a fourth consecutive annual record high. If this increase and the intended decline in Quebec soybean area are realized, Manitoba would have the second-largest soybean area after Ontario.”

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Principal field crops information provided through Statcan-

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/120424/dq120424b-eng.htm