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Ontario Crop Highlights

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.

2018 Ontario Planting Intentions


49,600
Number of farms according to latest census (2016), covering more than 25 mil acres of productive farmland
2,170,000 acres
Corn acres (intended) in 2018, +2.36% vs. 2017

167 bu/acre
Corn (final) yield in 2017, +10.6 bu/acre vs. 2016
3,020,000 acres
Soybean acres (intended) in 2018, -1.79% vs. 2017

45.6 bu/acre
Soybean (final) yield in 2017, +0.1 bu/acre vs. 2016
1,064,000 acres
Wheat acres (intended) in 2018, +5.41% vs. 2017

83.7 bu/acre 
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!

Departure from Average Precipitation

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