Thanks to the technical staff at Cereals Canada and the Canadian Grain Commission (CGC), each year the quality of wheat is assessed and the information is provided to global customers of Canadian cereals each year through a New Crop Report.
“The New Wheat Crop Report provides our customers with the technical data on what they can expect from this year’s crop,” explained Dean Dias, Chief Executive Officer of Cereals Canada. “The 2022 report was released today and we are pleased to share that Canada has excellent quality in all wheat classes.”
The 2022 wheat crop was graded into two top grades, with high protein content across all classes. Findings showed that over 90% of Canada Western Red Spring had a protein content higher than average, while over 90% of Canada Prairie Spring red graded number one and two.
Following drought conditions which reduced Canadian wheat production in 2021, 2022 production returned to above average volumes as this year the nation grew 34.7 million tonnes of wheat, marking a 55% increase compared with last year’s figures.
“Canadian agriculture supplies consistent, sustainable, high-quality cereals to help support food security at home and around the globe,” added Dias.
The New Crop Report is prepared and presented in partnership with the CGC, value chain members and provincial grower commissions. This autumn, Cereals Canada received harvest assessment samples from nine grain exporters.
In the coming weeks, the report will be shared in-person when a delegation representing the cereals value chain travels to 15 countries in Asia, Latin America, Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
“It’s important to keep our customers around the world informed on the quality they can expect as they make their purchasing decisions,” Dias concluded. “The quality of Canadian wheat continues to be great.”
The New Crop Report 2022 can be viewed here.
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