Cereals Canada was finally able to resume its annual New Wheat Crop Trade and Technical Missions after a two year pause. 

During December and January four delegations travelled to 15 countries including Asia, Latin America, Europe, Africa, and the Gulf Region.

The chief executive officer for Cereals Canada, Dean Dias says over the past two years their team has done an excellent job presenting the information to customers in an online-only format.

He points out that one of their great strengths is building relationships and that's what makes these in-person Trade and Technical sessions so important.

Representatives from Cereals Canada, the Canadian Grain Commission, as well as Canadian grain farmers and exporters shared information with buyers, millers, bakers and processors on the 2022 wheat crop.

Vice president of technical services at Cereals Canada, Elaine Sopiwnyk says customers are happy with this years crop.

"We had many comments about the large supply, overall quality, and good gluten functionality and, for durum, the high semolina yield, yellowness, and good processibility."

In 2021, Canadian wheat production was reduced on the prairies due to the drought, but last year we saw above average production with 34.7 million tonnes of wheat, up 55% from the previous year. 

The 2022 crop saw a return to more typical protein content and protein quality across all wheat classes, which was welcome news for millers and bakers who require consistent quality from year-to-year.