Canada: StatsCan reports 1.4% increase in barley acreage
StatsCan is reporting seeded acreage this spring up for durum, lentils and barley but down for spring wheat, canola and soybeans.
Spring wheat is down almost 8 percent in Saskatchewan while durum jumped 13 percent.
Canola is down less than one percent while lentils jumped 12 percent across Canada.
Nationally, barley rose 1.4 percent to the highest seeded area since 2009 while oats gained 6.5 percent.
FarmLink Marketing solutions senior market analyst Neil Townsend says the StatsCan survey was close to market expectations and neutral for grain prices.
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