The 2016 harvest is shaping up to be a whopper, according to Western Canada’s largest elevator companies.
But as usual, there’s a disclaimer: It’s still early and lots can happen between now and harvest.
“It looks pretty good throughout the Prairies,” said Wade Sobkowich, executive director with the Western Grain Elevators Association.
“But obviously, it’s early days and things can change ….”
The WGEA represents most large grain companies operating in Western Canada.
Membership includes Cargill, Louis Dreyfus, Parrish & Heimbecker, Paterson, Richardson and Viterra.
Last month, association members provided harvest estimates for the 2016-17 crop year, which runs Aug. 1, 2016 to July 31, 2017.
Based on those, western Canadian farmers are lined up to harvest another bumper crop.
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