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Canola production numbers released

It's been an information-packed week for participants taking in the Canola Industry Meetings in Saskatoon. 

During the event Oilseed Specialist Cory Jacob gave a prairie-wide overview of the 2022 canola crop.

In Alberta, producers seeded 6.5 million acres to canola, about a 2.5 per cent decrease from 2021 and about a 1.1 per cent increase from the five-year average.

He says on average farmers brought in  41.7 bushel yield, which is 44.1 per cent above 2021's drought and about 8.7 percent above the five-year average.

Alberta reported about 6 million metric tons of production, which is about 31.9 per cent of Canada's canola production. A 40.3 per cent increase from 2021 and about 10 per cent above the five-year average.

In Saskatchewan, farmers seeded about 11.3 million acres of canola, down about 4.9 per cent from 2021 and down 5.3 per cent from the five-year average. 

The average yield was about 37.8 bushels an acre about 51 per cent above the yield recorded during the drought of 2021, and 0.8 per cent below the five-year average.  

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