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No record wheat crops this year: StatsCan


August 21, 2014
By The Canadian Press

Aug. 21, 2014, Ottawa – Statistics Canada says it doesn't look like
Canadian farmers will be reaping another record crop this year, reports The Canadian Press.

Aug. 21, 2014, Ottawa – Statistics Canada says it doesn't look like
Canadian farmers will be reaping another record crop this year, reports The Canadian Press.

The
agency's July farm survey says farmers can expect production to return
to more normal levels for wheat, canola and corn for grain after records
last year.

Total wheat production nationally is expected to drop
26.2 per cent from 2013 to 27.7 million tonnes, while the canola crop is
expected to be down 22.6 per cent to 13.9 million tonnes.

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Barley
production is anticipated to drop 30 per cent to 7.2 million tonnes and
oat production is expected to fall 32.1 per cent to 2.6 million tonnes.

Statistics
Canada says that, at the time of the survey, farmers on the Prairies
reported that excessive rain in late June was likely to affect what
could be harvested.

One exception is soybean production which is
anticipated to reach 5.9 million tonnes — surpassing the record 5.2
million tonnes of last year.