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Flaxseed: Canada increases cultivation forecast for 2021

July 8, 2021 at 4:01 PM , Der AUDITOR
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OTTAWA/NUR-SULTAN. StatCan has increased its forecast for Canadian flaxseed production in 2021, with acreage expected to be about 10% larger than last year.

Acreage 10% larger than in 2020

According to StatCan, Canada's flaxseed acreage is expected to have increased to 415,290 ha this year, about 10% more than in 2020. Under normal conditions, 405,000-410,000 ha should actually be harvested. With an average yield of 1.5 mt/ha, the crop would thus amount to 607,500-615,000 mt; last year's production result was 578,000 mt. However, due to lower surplus stocks from the current season, a significant increase in supply is not to be expected. In addition, flaxseed is not spared from the extreme heat in Canada,

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