September 18, 2003



Canadian Grain And Feed Update - September


Canadian grain production in 2003 is recovering from last year's poor showing, as the latest Statistics Canada pre-harvest survey of Canadian farmers shows.


In spite of insect damage and hot, dry weather experienced in the west, crop production will easily surpass the drought year of 2002. Production of most crops should be greatly improved, except in Manitoba, where crops could show a slight decline, as farmers there were generally hit less by the drought of 2002.


In eastern Canada, good planting and growing conditions will combine to produce some new records and strong production values for crops.



Source: USDA