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StatsCan: Less canola and durum, more barley and oats

MarketsFarm — Canadian farmers seeded fewer canola and durum acres than they originally intended, but more barley and oats, according to updated acreage estimates from Statistics Canada that largely came within expectations. StatsCan pegged planted Canadian canola area for 2019-20 (August to July) at 20.952 million acres, down by about 300,000 from the March survey […] Read more

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Opinions mixed ahead of StatsCan acreage report

CNS Canada –– An early spring and relatively dry fields across much of Western Canada should allow farmers to increase total seeded acreage in 2015, but most analysts only expect minor adjustments on a crop-by-crop basis when Statistics Canada releases its planting intentions report. “StatsCan acreage numbers are always a bit unpredictable… but nobody is […] Read more