Source: David Common and Melissa Mancini, CBC News, May 15, 2019
Chinese crop boycott means hard times for Canada’s massive canola industry
Toban Dyck picked the right crops this year — by accident.
Instead of seeding canola, the Winkler, Man., farmer is seeding wheat and soybeans. The pick was purely coincidental — he didn’t know when he bought his seed in the fall that a dispute with China would mean big problems for Canadian canola producers.
“Often these kinds of trade disruptions can last for years. I hope it’s not the case,” Dyck says.