WINNIPEG, MANITOBA, CANADA — Canadian wheat production and its quality have rebounded to above-average levels in 2022 following last year’s drought-stricken crop, according to the New Wheat Crop Report jointly released by Cereals Canada and the Canadian Grain Commission (CGC).

The report, which was issued Nov. 23, noted Canada grew 34.7 million tonnes of wheat in 2022, an increase of 55% from 2021, and a high proportion of the 2022 wheat crop has graded in the top two grades, with high protein content across all Canadian wheat classes.

“The New Wheat Crop Report provides our customers with the technical data on what they can expect from this year's crop,” said Dean Dias, chief executive officer of Cereals Canada. “Canadian agriculture supplies consistent, sustainable, high-quality cereals to help support food security at home and around the globe.”

Among the findings:

  • Over 90% of the Canada Western Red Spring (CWRS) crop has graded No. 1 and No. 2, with protein content higher than average.
  • 80% of Canada Western Amber Durum (CWAD) has graded No. 1 and No. 2, with protein content higher than average.
  • Over 90% of Canada Prairie Spring Red (CPSR) has graded No. 1 and No. 2, with good protein content.
  • 99% of Canada Eastern Soft Red Winter (CESRW) graded No. 2 or above with consistent high falling numbers and excellent quality.

The report is prepared and presented in partnership with the CGC, value chain members, and provincial grower commissions. This fall, Cereals Canada received harvest assessment samples from nine grain exporters. The CGC reviewed samples provided by growers in Western Canada, while the Ontario wheat was reviewed by the Grain Farmers of Ontario. 

The report will be shared in-person when a delegation representing the cereals value chain travels to over 15 countries in Asia, Latin America, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East over the coming weeks.

“It's important to keep our customers around the world informed on the quality they can expect as they make their purchasing decisions," said Dias. “The quality of Canadian wheat continues to be great.”

Cereals Canada is the national, not-for-profit industry association representing the Canadian cereal grains value chain. Visit Cereals Canada – 2022 New Crop Report to learn more about Canada's 2022 wheat crop.