With the arrival of autumn officially this week, and the first report cards rolling in on the 2022 growing season (that’s yield x price, by the way), it’s time to talk about first thoughts on winners and losers of acres for ’23.
While the big crops — wheat and canola in the west and corn and soy in the east — tend to shift in a narrow range, some smaller acreage crops can run up or drop down significantly year-over-year.
Based on StatsCan numbers, farmers put in a lot of barley, oats, and even mustard in 2022. Growing conditions were decent for many, leading to some big total tonnage. Will that influence the total acres of these crops in 2023? Let us know which crop is likely to drop acres of the crop mix (as a percentage) the most next year.