WINNIPEG, Oct. 27, 2014 /CNW/ - The "Cereal Varieties – 2014 Insured Commercial Acres" report is now available on the Canadian Grain Commission's web site. The report covers Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia and shows the number of insured acres of seeded varieties of wheat, durum, barley, oats, rye and triticale. The report shows total acres of each cereal crop by province. Information for wheat is further broken down by class.
The report is based on information from Manitoba Management Plus Program, Saskatchewan Crop Insurance, Alberta Agricultural Financial Services Corp. and BC Crop Insurance.
- The Canadian Grain Commission's report is based on acres insured through provincial crop insurance in the western provinces and does not reflect total acres seeded.
- In the report, cereal varieties are classified based on the Canadian Grain Commission's lists of designated varieties.
- Cereal varieties by acreage insured http://www.grainscanada.gc.ca/statistics-statistiques/variety-variete/varieties-en.htm
- Variety designation lists http://www.grainscanada.gc.ca/legislation-legislation/orders-arretes/ocgcm-maccg-eng.htm
Canadian Grain Commission
The Canadian Grain Commission is the federal agency responsible for establishing and maintaining Canada's grain quality standards. Its programs result in shipments of grain that consistently meet contract specifications for quality, safety and quantity. The Canadian Grain Commission regulates the grain industry to protect producers' rights and ensure the integrity of grain transactions.
SOURCE: Canadian Grain Commission
For further information: Anh Phan, Chief Statistician, Canadian Grain Commission, 204-983-2739, [email protected]