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Record Year for Canadian Farmers

02 January 2014

CANADA - With record high yields this year, overall grain production in Canada is well ahead of last year’s crop.

Canadian farmers produced 95.5 million tonnes of grain to date this year, a significant increase over last year’s crop of 75.4 million tonnes.

Despite a late start to spring seeding, weather conditions that prevailed throughout the summer were ideal, creating almost perfect growing conditions and record production for both canola and wheat, especially in the West.

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz said: “The bumper crop that we’ve seen this year shows how farm performance continues to remain strong as the industry becomes more competitive, innovative and profitable.

“Grain movement remains ahead of last year’s pace, despite the unique challenges presented by this year’s bumper crop. Our government continues to work with all parts of the logistics supply chain to find efficiencies to ensure our farmers get their products to market.”

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