The Canadian wheat crop is of excellent quality with high protein, says Cereals Canada

Cereals Canada and the Canadian Grain Commission (CGC) have assessed the quality of the Canadian wheat crop and prepared the findings for global customers through a jointly released New Crop Report.

According to the report, a high proportion of the 2022 wheat crop has graded in the top two grades, with high protein content across all Canadian wheat classes.

• Over 90% of the CWRS (Canada Western Red Spring) crop has graded No. 1 and No. 2, with protein content higher than average.
• 80% of CWAD (Canada Western Amber Durum) has graded No. 1 and No. 2, with protein content higher than average.
• Over 90% of CPSR (Canada Prairie Spring Red) has graded No. 1 and No. 2, with good protein content.
• 99% of CESRW (Canada Eastern Soft Red Winter) graded No. 2 or above with consistent high falling numbers and excellent quality.

Following the drought conditions that reduced Canadian wheat production in 2021, 2022 production returned to above average volumes. This year, Canada grew 34.7 million tonnes of wheat, an increase of 55% from last year.

The New Crop Report is prepared and presented in partnership with the CGC, value chain members, and provincial grower commissions. This fall, Cereals Canada received harvest assessment samples from nine grain exporters. The CGC reviewed samples provided by growers in Western Canada, while the Ontario wheat was reviewed by the Grain Farmers of Ontario.

In the coming weeks, the 2022 New Wheat Crop Report will be shared in-person when a delegation representing the cereals value chain travels to over 15 countries in Asia, Latin America, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.

Visit Cereals Canada – 2022 New Crop Report to learn more.

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