The Farms.com Risk Management 2018 Ontario farmer survey conducted from February 4th – March 25th, 2018 is suggesting that Ontario farmers intend to plant more corn and wheat acres this year and less soybean acres, compared to Stats Canada’s final 2017 acres.Stats Canada also released their March 2018 findings and have reported a similar trend but more total acres. Read the full Farms.com Risk Management 2018 Ontario Planting Intentions report.
Number of farms according to latest census (2016), covering more than 25 mil acres of productive farmland
Corn acres (intended) in 2018, +2.36% vs. 2017
Corn (final) yield in 2017, +10.6 bu/acre vs. 2016
Soybean acres (intended) in 2018, -1.79% vs. 2017
Soybean (final) yield in 2017, +0.1 bu/acre vs. 2016
Wheat acres (intended) in 2018, +5.41% vs. 2017
Wheat (final) yield in 2017, -0.4 bu/acre vs. 2016
According to the Ag Canada data, except for a few dry spots, Ontario has received ample moisture, if not more!