ATB says Alberta farmers had an OK 2017 harvest

By The Canadian Press
December 7, 2017 - 8:06am

EDMONTON- ATB Financial says despite earlier concerns of drought, wheat production edged up almost one per cent from the previous year to 10 million tonnes.

But the average yield fell by 5.4 bushels per acre to 52.6 bushels per acre.

Canola production increased nearly 11 per cent to 6.8 million tonnes, mainly due to an increase in the harvested area.

The average yield for canola fell by 2.7 bushels per acre to 43.7 bushels per acre.

Barley production fell 11.2 per cent to 3.9 million tonnes -- partly due to bad weather and a reduction in the harvested area.

The average yield for barley shrank by 5.9 bushels per acre to 71.78 bushels per acre.

(The Canadian Press)


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