Corn: Canada's Third most Valuable Crop

July 26, 2014 10:18 AM
 

The following information is a Web Extra from the pages of Farm Journal. It corresponds with the article "Corn Belt Marches North" You can find the article in the 2014 Summer Seed Guide issue. 

When it comes to cereal crop production around the world, corn is king. This may come as a surprise to many. Anyone who has ever seen the endless seas of golden wheat on the Canadian Prairies might think that this lynchpin of Canadian agriculture is the number one cereal crop.

The same might be thought of rice and the landscape of paddies stretching as far as the eye can see across Asia. But instead, the most produced cereal crop worldwide is actually corn, a cereal native to the Americas. It outstrips both rice and wheat in terms of global production.

Ontario and Quebec form the backbone of corn for grain production in Canada. According to the Census of Agriculture, Ontario accounted for 61.7% of seeded area in 2011, with Quebec following at 30.2% and Manitoba at 6.4%.

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Learn more about Canada's corn crop.

 

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