Stats Canada Acreage Report #’s


At the national level, total wheat area (including winter wheat remaining) decreased 7.4% to 24.1 million acres in 2014. Both spring wheat (-7.4%) and durum wheat (-3.3%) planted area declined compared with 2013.

In Saskatchewan, spring wheat area fell 7.7% to 8.7 million acres. Hard red spring wheat (-3.9%) accounted for most of this decrease, with 310,000 fewer seeded acres. Durum wheat fell 3.8% to 4.2 million acres in 2014.

Alberta farmers reported a 7.8% decrease in area seeded to spring wheat, while durum wheat area was unchanged from 2013. Manitoba farmers reported 2.7 million acres of spring wheat, down 7.5% from 2013.


Nationally, soybean area could reach a record high for the sixth consecutive year, rising 23.5% from 2013 to 5.6 million acres. Farmers reported record levels in Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and the Maritimes.

The area planted to soybeans in Quebec was reported at 852,500 acres, up 19.6% from 2013. In Ontario, soybean area rose 21.6% to 3.0 million acres in 2014.

Manitoba farmers reported a 23.8% increase to 1.3 million soybean acres, while Saskatchewan reported 300,000 acres, up from 170,000 acres in 2013.


Canadian farmers reported seeding 20.2 million acres of canola, up 1.5% from 2013.

In Saskatchewan, canola acreage rose 1.9% to 10.7 million acres. Alberta farmers planted 6.3 million acres of canola, up 2.8% from 2013. Manitoba, in turn, is reporting a 1.7% decrease in canola seeded area to 3.1 million acres.

Barley and oats

At the national level, barley seeded area declined 14.0% from 2013 to 6.1 million acres.

Meanwhile, oats area decreased 3.8% from 2013 to 3.0 million acres.

Corn for grain

Canadian farmers reported 3.1 million acres planted to corn for grain in 2014, down 15.5% from 2013.

In Quebec, the area seeded to corn for grain decreased 13.9% to 877,200 acres. Ontario farmers reported a similar decrease, down 15.3% from 2013 to 1.9 million acres.

Dry field peas

Nationally, the area planted to dry field peas rose 21.0% from 2013 to 4.0 million acres. This gain was due to a 16.9% increase in Saskatchewan to 2.6 million acres, as well as a 30.0% increase in Alberta to 1.3 million acres.




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