From Statistic Canada, the Daily
At the national level, corn for grain production is expected to increase 0.9%, surpassing the record set last year.
Ontario farmers anticipate a slight decrease in corn for grain production in 2013 compared with 2012, down 0.7% to 8.5 million tonnes. This is the result of a 1.8% decrease in harvested area, offsetting a 1.0% increase in average yield.
In Quebec, farmers anticipate a 1.3% increase in production to 3.6 million tonnes. This reflects a 6.2% increase in harvested area from 951,400 acres in 2012 to 1.0 million acres in 2013. Average yield is anticipated to decrease 4.6% to 138.3 bushels per acre.
In Manitoba, the production of corn for grain is set to increase from 815 400 tonnes in 2012 to a record 919 500 tonnes in 2013. This increase is a result of an anticipated record harvested area of 340,000 acres.
Nationally, soybean production in 2013 is anticipated to decrease 1.2% to 4.8 million tonnes.
Ontario soybean production is expected to fall 10.6% to 2.9 million tonnes in 2013. This decline is driven by combined decreases in harvested area, from 2.6 million acres in 2012 to 2.5 million acres in 2013, and in average yield, from 46.5 to 43.0 bushels per acre.
In Quebec, soybean production is expected to reach a record 830 000 tonnes in 2013. Average yield is expected to decline 2.3% to 42.9 bushels per acre, while harvested area is expected to increase 3.0%.
Manitoba farmers anticipate a record soybean production of 928 000 tonnes in 2013, up 22.2% from 2012. This increase reflects a record harvested area of 1.0 million acres, up 28.1% from 2012. However, average yield is expected to decrease 4.6% to 33.3 bushels per acre.