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Walter Dyck's Crop Reports

July 7, 2023

A tug of war between North American (NA) pre-harvest and post-harvest spot prices is occurring again this year as it does every year while the mustard crop continues to develop. Statistics Canada and USDA released their most recent acreage and yield estimates last week and the news was absorbed in the spot market along with… Read More

May 5, 2023

After two years of both record spot and grower contract prices we are seeing some of that steam released due to strong initial interest to grow mustard in 2023 in Canada and USA. Statistics Canada and the USDA have released their initial predictions for mustard acres and they are impressively higher in Canada from 2022… Read More

November 23, 2022

The long 2022 harvest season that extended well into October allowed all the mustard grown in Canada and USA to come off with virtually no quality issues. Montana growers started their harvest in early July after receiving another of the driest and hottest growing seasons on record. The last area to harvest mustard in Canada… Read More

August 22, 2022

It was a pleasure to visit with growers in North Dakota and Montana in the week of 8-August together with Greg and Katie from the Pleasant Prairie office. In July I visited mustard fields and growers in Alberta and Saskatchewan. Thank you for showing us your fields and sharing your experiences. The North American mustard harvest… Read More

July 7, 2022

Mustard remains in very tight near term supply with no change possible until after the North American harvest. All mustard types (yellow, brown and oriental) are in strong demand at cleaning and processing plants in many parts of the world. Exports from August ’21 to April 22 to Western Europe are off 25% from the… Read More