Statistics Canada says Canadian farmers planted more spring wheat and durum than last year. Spring wheat acres total 18.2 million, that’s 1.7 million more than last year and 580,000 more than the April estimate. At 6 million, durum acres are 470,000 more than last year, but 200,000 less than the April forecast. Canada’s canola acreage is down one million from last year at 21.4 million. Sunflower acres are down 8,000 from last year at 93,000 acres. Stats Can says summer fallow acres are up about a half-a-million acres from last year at 1.8 million.
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