Doubts Remain Over Data
PANAMA - Sep 14/19 - SNS -- North American birdseed ingredient markets continue to doubt official data about production and ending stocks for Canadian canaryseed.
Most market participants believe both the seeded area and ending stocks are higher than estimated by Statistics Canada.
In its latest crop production update, seeded area was left unchanged at 188,200 acres, while production was estimated at 80,400 metric tons (MT). Provincial crop reporters believe yields are 10% lower.
Mustard Harvest Looks Smaller Than Expected
PANAMA - Sep 14/19 - SNS -- Available supplies of mustard seed in North America will be down from last year if current yield and ending stock estimates prove accurate.
Statistics Canada pegged Canada's harvest at 141,200 metric tons (MT), while estimates by crop reporters in Saskatchewan suggest the potential for a 155,000 MT crop.
This is a significant change from what growers expected before this year's harvest got underway. Last month, Statistics Canada thought the harvest would reach 156,100 MT, down from 173,600 last season
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