Canadian Wheat Crop Seen 21 Pct Lower

Canadian what production in 2009/10 is seen 21.3% lower at 22.5 MMT, according to Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC). All wheat output was 28.6 MMT in 2008/09.

Barley production will be 8.7 MMT (down 26.3% from 11.8 MMT), corn output 10.2 MMT ( 10.6 MMT), and canola output 10.3 MMT (down 18.3% from 12.6 MMT).

Soybean production will be 3.6 MMT, up from 3.3 MMT in 2008/09, they add.

The wheat figure is a million tonnes below the latest USDA estimate. Production may come in lower than that according to some estimates, who suggest that the current production forecasts are based on a planted area survey conducted in early June.

Then farmers said that they intended to sow 10.3 million acres of wheat this year. Some of that wheat maybe didn't get planted due to extreme dryness in parts of Alberta and western Saskatchewan.