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Canadian Government Says Wheat, Canola Production to Increase

July 16, 2012

Canada said that wheat production, including durum, will rise 4.1 percent to 26.3 million metric tons in the year that starts Aug. 1 from an estimated 25.261 million a year earlier.

The harvest excluding durum may climb to 21.7 million tons from 21.089 million, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada said today in a report. Production of durum, used to make pasta, may rise to 4.6 million tons from 4.172 million.

Canola production may rise to 15.7 million tons from 14.165 million, the agency said.

To contact the reporter on this story: Jeff Wilson in Chicago at jwilson29@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Steve Stroth at sstroth@bloomberg.net


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