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


There were no major surprises as Statistics Canada issued an updated set of acreage estimates on Wednesday morning, ahead of the USDA’s crop reports on Thursday. Lentils and canola both saw significant increases, while cereal crop acres dipped.

The report was based on a survey of 24,500 farms between May 27 and June 12, 2016.

Here’s a summary showing how the June acreage totals compare with StatsCan’s earlier planting intention projections based on a survey of farmers back in March:

2016_06_29 statscan acres

StatsCan will issue its first production and yield estimates on August 23.

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