A look at what farmers expect to plant this crop year

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OTTAWA – A Statistics Canada survey between March 24 and March 31 asked 11,500 farmers in Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta about their planting intentions for grains, oilseeds and specialty crops.

Some national figures:

Soybeans: 5.3 million acres — increase of 16.5 per cent from 2013.

Wheat: 24.8 million acres — decrease of 4.8 per cent.

Barley: 6.3 million acres — decrease of 10.9 per cent.

Corn for grain: 3.4 million acres — decrease of 8.7 per cent.

Oats: 3.2 million acres — increase of 0.6 per cent.

Canola: 19.8 million acres — decrease of 0.7 per cent.

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