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Pulse weekly outlook: Chickpea production expected up in 2021

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — Following an expected 11.4 per cent drop in Saskatchewan’s chickpea harvest this year, provincial pulse specialist Dale Risula is expecting an increase in 2021. In Statistics Canada’s most recent field crop report, issued last week, chickpea production in Saskatchewan was estimated to have dropped from 224,600 tonnes in 2019 to 199,010 tonnes this […] Read more

Saskatchewan lentil crop projections raise skepticism

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — There’s a little skepticism towards Statistics Canada’s projections for this fall’s lentil crop in Saskatchewan. The federal agency on Monday pegged the province’s 2020 lentil crop to come in at around 2.61 million tonnes on about 3.73 million acres. That’s almost a 26 per cent jump in production on a 13.2 per cent […] Read more


StatsCan adjusts expected corn, soy harvests upward

Satellite models predict higher yields on fewer acres

Reading Time: 3 minutes Statistics Canada’s latest batch of satellite-modelled crop data includes slightly raised expectations for Canadian corn and soybean harvests this fall. StatsCan on Monday released model-based principal field crop estimates for the period ending Aug. 31, suggesting higher soy and corn numbers than seen in its Production of principal field crops report released Aug. 31, which […] Read more

Statistics Canada trims wheat production estimate

Lentil crop estimate up from August

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — Canadian farmers grew less wheat in 2020-21 than earlier thought, according to updated production estimates Statistics Canada released Monday. However, the country’s wheat crop would still be the second-largest on record and well above the five-year average. Using yield models based on satellite imagery, total wheat production in the country for 2020-21 is […] Read more


StatsCan stocks report shows lower lentils, durum, canola

Lentil supply picture 'extremely tight'

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — Statistics Canada’s stocks of principal field crops report detailed tight ending stocks for lentils durum and canola. As of July 31, lentil stocks totalled just 61,000 tonnes, down by 91.5 per cent from last year. Exports were up by over 30 per cent year-over-year, which accounted for some of the decrease. “It’s an […] Read more

ICE weekly outlook: Rising canola market watches harvest

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — ICE Futures canola contracts remained pointed higher during the week ended Wednesday, hitting some of their best levels in two years. However, its upside may be limited as harvest picks up over the next month. “Canola could go a little higher, but we’re probably pushing upper ranges for now until we have more […] Read more


Pulse weekly outlook: Large Canadian crops expected

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — Canada will have grown a record-large pea crop in 2020 and possibly the second-largest lentil crop ever, according to preliminary estimates from Statistics Canada, released Monday. Using satellite imagery and model-based yield estimates, the government agency pegged the 2020-21 Canadian field pea crop at 4.996 million tonnes. That would be a new record […] Read more

StatsCan predicts more corn, less soy in 2020 harvest

Fewer acres but higher yields predicted

Reading Time: 2 minutes Statistics Canada’s latest round of expectations for the 2020 harvest calls for more corn and less soy than in 2019, with higher yields offsetting lower planted acres for both crops. In its Production of principal field crops report, using information from July — based on models created using satellite technology — StatsCan on Monday called […] Read more


Wheat crop to be second-largest on record, StatsCan predicts

Canola estimate at lower end of trade predictions

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — Canada’s farmers will have grown their second-largest wheat crop on record in 2020, according to the first production estimates of the year from Statistics Canada, as released Monday. The government agency pegged total wheat production in the country for 2020-21 at 35.74 million tonnes, up 10.5 per cent on the year and second […] Read more

Canola crop expectations vary ahead of StatsCan report

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — Statistics Canada is due to publish its first production estimates for Canada’s 2020 growing season on Monday (Aug. 31). Late-season hot temperatures and a lack of rain may cause Canada’s canola production to be lower than originally expected, according to some market participants. Earlier in the growing season, Winnipeg-based FarmLink Agriculture Solutions published […] Read more