Special Crops are Big Biz
Special crops aren’t really a specialty anymore. Canadian farmers are very good at diversifying, although some might say, they’ve been forced to. In any case, pulse crops now fit within the majors. This year, peas and lentils are vying with oats and durum for 4th place in the acreage derby. Meanwhile, acreage of crops like spring wheat and barley seem to be in a long-term decline (is this the year canola acres will overtake spring wheat?). As Robert Zimmerman is fond of saying, “The times, they are a-changin’.”