Statistics Canada’s July crop production survey sees rising production of barley this year but declines for canola, wheat, soybeans, corn and oats.
The survey of over 13,000 farmers found Canola production is expected to decline by 10 percent and all wheat production over 3 percent.
Neil Townsend is senior market analyst with Farmlink Marketing Solutions.
He says the survey is somewhat out of date because there has been hot dry weather since July.
Canola production will fall 2 million tons due to a smaller acreage and lower yields.
Total wheat production according to the July survey will be 29 million tonnes down from 30 million in 2017.
Spring wheat will drop almost 3 percent while durum will jump 1.34 percent.
Barley will jump 1.3 percent to almost 8 million tons.
Townsend says harvest on the prairies is going well with high quality crops and no big surprises in yield.