Drought sends mustard production in steep decline

Mustard production projected by Statistics Canada shows a decline of almost 50 percent from a year ago. However, Richard Marleau, chair of the Saskatchewan Mustard Development Commission, said the numbers could have been far worse. Mustard is grown mainly in southern Saskatchewan and southern Alberta, two areas hit hardest by drought. That accounts for most […] Read more

Mustard prices steady despite rain

WINNIPEG — The cold, wet weather that has downgraded the quality of some of Canada’s main staple crops isn’t having the same effect on mustard, according to two experts on the specialty crop. Much of this year’s harvest is already over, but a significant number of acres remain in Saskatchewan and Alberta, said Walter Dyck […] Read more

Analysts weigh in on massive mustard crop

Analysts have mixed views on whether the biggest mustard crop since 2004 is going to weigh down prices. Statistics Canada estimates growers will harvest 250,500 tonnes of the condiment crop, which is 78 percent more than the previous five-year average. Walter Dyck, seed division manager for Olds Products Co., North America’s second largest mustard manufacturer, […] Read more

Mustard demand, exports up

Low carryout | Development commission pegs acres at 400,000 plus

Mustard acres are set to rebound after three years of below normal plantings. Statistics Canada is forecasting 480,000 acres of the oilseed, up 32 percent from last year. Walter Dyck, manager of the seed division for Olds Products Co., the largest supplier of private label mustard in North America, thinks that estimate is accurate based […] Read more