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Cliff Jamieson Canadian Grains Analyst
Mon Jun 23, 2014 04:56 PM CDT

This week we will see Statistics Canada move beyond the intentions of growers, as determined by data collected in March, to preliminary estimates as determined by producer surveys that will stretch into June. The language used in the past preliminary estimates report is that "farmers had either planted, or intended to plant", which may extend the debate as to what did or did not get seeded after the early June cut-off date for the study.

As seen on the attached chart, both canola and soybean acres have been understated in the early report based on March data, while cereals were ...

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