November 28, 2022 By Cereals Canada
Technical staff at Cereals Canada and the Canadian Grain Commission (CGC) have once again released the New Wheat Crop Report, a joint project meant to provide information to global customers of Canadian cereals.
A high proportion of the 2022 wheat crop has graded in the top two grades, with high protein content across all Canadian wheat classes. According to Cereals Canada:
- More than 90 per cent of the CWRS (Canada Western Red Spring) crop has graded No. 1 and No. 2, with protein content higher than average;
- Eighty per cent of CWAD (Canada Western Amber Durum) has graded No. 1 and No. 2, with protein content higher than average;
- More than 90 per cent of CPSR (Canada Prairie Spring Red) has graded No. 1 and No. 2, with good protein content; and
- Virtually all (99 per cent) of CESRW (Canada Eastern Soft Red Winter) graded No. 2 or above with consistent high falling numbers and excellent quality.
Following the drought conditions that reduced Canadian wheat production in 2021, 2022 production returned to above average volumes. This year, Canada grew 34.7 million tonnes of wheat, an increase of 55 per cent from last year.
“Canadian agriculture supplies consistent, sustainable, high-quality cereals to help support food security at home and around the globe,” says Dias.
In the coming weeks, the 2022 New Wheat Crop Report will be shared in-person when a delegation representing the cereals value chain travels to more than 15 countries in Asia, Latin America, Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
The 2022 summary can be downloaded online.