MB economy receives boost from farm season 0
The Manitoba economy is expected to get a good boost from the 2012 farming season.
Doug Chorney, president for Keystone Agriculture Producers, said the good yields produced from this summers farming season would help the Manitoban economy.
“Anytime a farmer grows a crop, its generating value for the whole economy,” he said. “It’s very good to see farmers be successful. In Manitoba alone this year, around $10-billion from agriculture will be put into the economy.”
One of the crops having a very good season is wheat – more specifically spring and winter wheat.
“We are seeing record high prices for spring and winter wheat,” said Chorney. “The yields produced this year have been very good.”
Harvests have been ahead of schedule this year, which is mainly due to the early planting season.
“An early planting season is usually indicative of a good year,” said Chorney. “There was a little too much heat in July, but for the most part, the weather has been good for wheat.”
See more in this weeks edition of The Central Plains Herald-Leader.