There’s no doubt that cereal crops are important to Canadian agriculture. Cereals contribute more than $4 billion annually to the Canadian economy. Our local growing environment and new technologies have helped develop Canada’s reputation on the world stage for the production of high quality, high protein crops.
At the same time, growing cereals has become more complex as the list of common pests continues to shift and herbicide resistance becomes more of a concern. New products and practices are continually being introduced to allow farmers to deal with production challenges. While cereal crops can be found across almost all of Canada, most are grown on the Prairies. The recent end of the Canadian Wheat Board has added a new dynamic to the wheat industry and has changed the way farmers market their cereals.