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StatsCan comes in at low end of expectations for canola

CNS Canada — Despite an upward revision of nearly a million tonnes in Statistics Canada’s latest report, most analysts expect canola production will keep climbing further. StatsCan on Friday morning released its updated grain/oilseed production estimates, with data collected through surveys taken between Sept. 3 and 13. Canola production numbers came in at 14.3 million […] Read more

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Next StatsCan survey expected to show larger canola, wheat crops

CNS Canada — Yields are generally beating earlier expectations as the harvest progresses across Western Canada, which should lead to upward revisions to canola and wheat when Statistics Canada releases its latest production survey results Friday. However, those numbers still may be underreported, and further revisions are expected in subsequent reports. “As the harvest is […] Read more

Russian farm lobby says crop reports artificially high

Moscow | Reuters — Russian regional officials are pressuring farmers to report more grain crop than they actually harvest this year, the head of farmers’ lobby the Grain Union said on Tuesday. Arkady Zlochevsky said the difference between the actual harvest and the declared figures was not significant. However, his comments could be troubling for […] Read more

Above-average wheat yields in southern North Dakota

Hebron, ND (Reuters) — Spring wheat prospects are above average in southern North Dakota, scouts on an annual crop tour said on Tuesday. Crop scouts on the Wheat Quality Council’s tour travelling one route in south-central and southwestern North Dakota made four stops and projected an average yield of 45.6 bushels per acre (bpa), above the […] Read more