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Agriculture Roundup for Thursday Setpember 15, 2022

MELFORT, Sask. – Canadian farmers are on track to produce a bigger crop this year than they did in 2021. Early production estimates suggest crop yields will be higher because of better growing conditions in Western Canada.

The Statistics Canada August crop production canola estimate is 19.1 million tonnes which is 400,000 tonnes below the Aug. 29 report while the projection for all types of wheat was increased to 34.7 million tonnes, which is about 100,000 tonnes higher than the estimate.

The report also indicated higher production levels this year for many other crops, including barley, soybeans, and corn.

The new estimates for all crops were released on Wednesday based on information gathered by satellite at the end of August.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has confirmed the highly pathogenic avian influenza or HPAI in Saskatchewan.

The confirmed case was found in a commercial flock in the Rural Municipality of Laird.

There were seven cases of avian influenza in Saskatchewan this spring in commercial and backyard flocks.

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