Farmers calling a bluff on trade disruptions, based on StatsCan seeding intention report



The issue: Taking a look at Friday’s StatsCan report, it looks like Canadian farmers are calling the bet on geopolitical trade disruptions. It appears farmers essentially see existing and potential trade barriers as a bluff worth calling in favour of other factors. Some examples: Durum – Even though there has not been a load of durum shipped to Italy, our number one export market, since October, Western Canadian farmers intend to plant 11 percent more durum than 2017 at 5.78 million acres. Lentils and field peas – With Canada’s largest customer of pulse crops — India — attempting to boost…

Register to continue reading

Join the RealAg Community

Create a FREE account to access exclusive content, get access to invite-only webinars and, while supplies last, we’ll send you a RealAg Koozy!

  • Focus your experience on by managing your shortcuts and commodities
  • Favourite articles to save for later reading
  • Manage your newsletter subscriptions
  • Comment on articles (restricted to members only)
  • Did we mention the free RealAg Koozy?!

Login Register



Categories: Grain Markets / Markets / Opinion

Please register to read and comment.


Register for a RealAgriculture account to manage your Shortcut menu instead of the default.