Canada publishes its 2022 wheat crop report

28-Nov-2022 - Canada

Every fall, farmers work against the clock to bring in their wheat harvest. It is then up to the technical staff of Cereals Canada and the Canadian grain Commission (CGC) to assess the quality of the crop and make the information available to global buyers of Canadian grain in a jointly published New Harvest Wheat Report.

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"The new crop wheat report provides our customers with the technical data they can expect from this year's crop," said Dean Dias, chief executive officer of Cereals Canada. "The 2022 crop report was released today, and we are pleased to report that Canada is seeing excellent grades across all wheat classes."

Much of the 2022 wheat crop was graded in the top two grades, with protein levels high across all Canadian wheat grades.

  • More than 90 percent of the Canada Western Red Spring (CWRS) crop was graded No. 1 and No. 2, with protein levels above average.
  • Eighty percent of the CWAD (Canada Western Amber Durum) hard wheat was rated No. 1 and No. 2, with protein levels above average.
  • More than 90 percent of the CPSR (Canada Prairie Spring Red) crop was rated No. 1 and No. 2 and had good protein content.
  • Ninety-nine percent of the CESRW (Canada Eastern Soft Red Winter) wheat was rated No. 2 or higher, with consistently high falling numbers and excellent quality.

Following the drought that affected Canadian wheat production in 2021, production returned to above-average volumes in 2022. This year, 34.7 million metric tons of wheat were grown in Canada, a 55 percent increase from the previous year.

"Canadian agriculture provides sustainable grain of consistently high quality that contributes to food security at home and around the world," Dias said.

The New Wheat Harvest Report is prepared and presented in collaboration with the CGC, value chain members and provincial producer commissions. This fall, Cereals Canada received crop assessment samples from nine grain exporters. The CGC tested samples from producers in Western Canada and the Grain Farmers of Ontario tested wheat from Ontario.

In the coming weeks, the report on the new 2022 wheat crop will be presented in person when a delegation representing the grain value chain travels to more than 15 countries in Asia, Latin America, Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

"It's important to educate our customers around the world about the quality they can expect when making purchasing decisions," Dias added. "The quality of Canadian wheat continues to be outstanding."

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