Canadian Drought Update: What crops are being impacted?
The U.S. is not the only country dealing with ongoing drought right now.
The latest Canadian drought monitor shows majority of the country is covered in at least abnormally dry conditions, with some provinces even facing extreme to exceptional drought.
The USDA World Ag Outlook Board Chair shares what crops could be at stake.
“That has affected much of the wheat area across those provinces, and canola tends to be grown in much of the same areas as wheat. The main difference here being with canola. A lot of the main production regions for canola, especially within Saskatchewan and Alberta and up into the Peace River Valley of Alberta; they have escaped the worst of the drought conditions,” says Mark Jekanowski.
The USDA predicts the Canadian wheat crop to be down two billion bushels from the previous month and canola production down more than six percent.