Author: 800 CHAB News
The tonnage of Western Canada’s wheat and durum crop will be down in 2006-07 compared to last year.
The Canadian Wheat Board announced it's projected at 23.6 million tonnes, down 1.2 million from 2005-06.
Bruce Burnett, Director of Weather and Crop Surveillance, says the crop is off to a promising start. Meanwhile world wheat production is expected to decrease 20 million tonnes to just over 601 million. Burnett points to production problems in the U.S. hard red winter wheat crop, as well as difficulties in the former Soviet Union as the main reasons for the drop.