Source: D’Arce McMillan, The Western Producer, August 31, 2017 

Trying to forecast final production when the crop is still growing is like shooting at a fast-moving target.

Statistics Canada planned to release its first projection of Canada’s 2017 crop on Aug. 31, after this column was written. We’ll have full same-day coverage on our website and also in next week’s paper.

The forecast, which is an assessment of production potential as of July, is based on a farmer survey in late July and early August.

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