Canada: Grain and Feed Update

Area seeded to canola exceeded area seeded to wheat in Canada for the first time ever in marketing year (MY) 2017/2018, as continued strong returns to canola and a wet spring planting season perpetuated prairie province planting towards more canola and less wheat. With fewer hectares seeded to wheat and both harvested area and yields expected down on poor growing conditions across sections of the prairies, FAS/Ottawa is lowering the MY 2017/2018 wheat production forecast to 26.5 million metric tons, a 17 percent drop from MY 2016/2017. Members of Parliament will cut their Summer holiday short to hold hearings on the Transportation Modernization Act, which could affect the cost of shipping grain across the prairies.

Canada: Grain and Feed Update