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Walter Dyck’s Crop Reports

Each month Walter Dyck, with more than 25 years of experience working with mustard seed growers in Canada, Europe and the US, shares his insights as to the state of the mustard seed crop in North America and how the market is shaping up. If you would like to pose a question to Walter, please email him at Come back here to see his responses.

November 1, 2021

Spot mustard prices for all types have continued a sharp rise from late August and are at an all-time high. Harvests are complete and yields have been determined. Average yields in Canada and USA for mustard are near 50% of the 10 year average and the lowest on record. Mustard acres in Canada for 2021… Read More

June 30, 2021

Many mustard crops in Canada/USA are moving into the blooming stage. Some of those fields received much needed timely showers in June to relieve the persisting high heat and dry soil conditions. Continued high heat (to say the least as the next 10 days will be plus 30 C) is the forecast for early July… Read More

April 13, 2021

Spot mustard market bid levels have moved higher since January due to continued stable export demand and poorer outlooks for supply in both the near term (up to 6 months) and long term (up to 16 months). In the near term farm inventories are expected to be virtually cleaned out for all mustard types by… Read More

December 21, 2020

Hello, Recently, I read in a weekly farm paper that the mustard market is quiet at the grower level in Saskatchewan due to light selling in the spot market. For the past 40 years Saskatchewan was the largest mustard supplier and it is there, to a large degree, where the spot price is set and… Read More

October 26, 2020

Hello, Mustard harvest wrapped up in September across the production areas of Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, North Dakota and Montana. The September finish is in remarkable contrast to the late mustard harvest in 2019 when 40% was completed in October or even in Spring 2020! Average actual yields were good but there were several, but significant,… Read More