Canada Looks Ahead to Its Own Corn Belt
Corn was once ungrowable in the fertile farmland of Canada’s breadbasket. A warming climate and the development of faster-maturing seed varieties have allowed farmers in the southern provinces to introduce and increase production in recent years – harvesting more than 550 million bushels of corn last year.
Published TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2014
1 – Harvest data not available for Saskatchewan or British Columbia.
Sources: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Science & Technology Branch, Canadian National Agroclimate Information Service, DuPont Pioneer, Statistics Canada
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