Overall grain situation - Canada

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Overall Grain situation - Canada by Mr. Carl Potts, Executive Director at Saskatchewan Pulse Growers. Presentation at The Pulses Conclave 2014 by India Pulse & Grains Association, IPGA

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    1. 1. Carl Potts Executive Director Saskatchewan Pulse Growers 02/26/14 1
    2. 2. Outline • • • • Overall Grain situation in Canada 2013 Production 2014 forecast Factors to watch
    3. 3. CDN Pulse Production History Production Seeded Area Source: AAFC
    4. 4. CDN 2013 Crop Production Source: AAFC
    5. 5. 2013 CDN Pulse Production Source: AAFC
    6. 6. 2013 Production 40 35 30 Up 40% 25 2012 Up 30% 20 2013 s e t n o l i M 15 10 Up 15% 5 2014f Up 15% 0 Wheat Canola Peas Lentils
    7. 7. 2013 Production • Wheat yields up 25% • Canola yields up 42% Increase in wheat and canola production alone > 3.5X total Canadian pea crop Result: Constrained transportation struggling to move all the grain.
    8. 8. 2013 Pulse Production • • • • Peas: 3.85 million tonnes Lentils: 1.88 million tonnes Dry beans: 209,000 tonnes Chickpeas: 182,000 tonnes Source: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada – Jan 24, 2014 estimates
    9. 9. 2014 Factors • Prices for major grains and oilseeds down sharply • Cereal grain seeded area forecasted lower • Pea and lentil area expected to be higher.
    10. 10. Source: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Jan 24, 2014
    11. 11. Factors to watch • • • • Grain Movement Weather Soybeans and corn competing for acres China – yellow pea imports

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