Canadian farmers have grown the soybean from the 1950s. In Canada now, soybeans are the third-largest crop in the term of the cash field. As the production and growth processing, Canada becomes a more important soybean supplier and soybean becomes the most essential part of the Canadian economy. Until 1970, almost all soybean production was grown in southern Ontario. Today soybeans have become an important crop in Quebec, Manitoba, Maritimes and southern Alberta. Nearly two-thirds of the soybeans grown in Canada are exported to other markets. The Canadian soybean industry works closely with customers across the world to ensure they are doing well in their quality.
Candian farmers extend to plant 5.2 million acres of soybean in 2020, which is let down by 8.7% in 2019 due to Coronavirus pandemic. The decrease in production due to lower prices of soybeans all over the world. In Manitoba, there are 4 million acres used to grow soybeans. In Ontario, farmers expect to plant the soybeans on 2.9 million acres. And in Quebec expected seedings of soybeans is 890,400 acres. All these three largest soybean production provinces reported fewer acres. Lower planted acres may be a result of pandemic or farmers moving away from oilseeds due to high global stocks. With increased soybean acreage and production, the Canadian industry is also working to improve its protein and other food as well.
We can also talk about the other import and export of Canada. MA Global Corp. a Canadian import & Export company, is playing a vital role in the food imports Canada and mainly contributes in fruits, vegetables, such as bananas, lemons, watermelons and pineapples, because of the climate of Canada these foods rely heavily on import. Latin America is the biggest food importer in Canada. The food import Canada among the top fresh fruit includes bananas, watermelons, oranges, apples, strawberries and pineapples. Mexico is a top supplier for the lemons and Costa Rica. Canada also imports food from the Guatemalan chile, Ecuador and Colombia. In the Canada food import the second main thing is vegetables, there is a high demand to import the vegetables like tomatoes, onions and peppers. The food import Canada includes the nuts, seeds and dehydrated fruits are also high. Mexico is the biggest supplier of these kinds of products, Canada has imported $801.83 million of these kinds of products.The coffee is the third biggest import. Canada almost imports $137 million in coffee from Brazil. Other than coffee, Canada also imports vanilla beans and tea from Brazil
Canadian apple export forecast increased by 10% according to a new report. Apple export Canada is an essential key in the Canadian economy and MA Global Corp. is contributing its major role in Apple Export. More than 90% of Canadian apples are concentrated in Ontario, British Columbia and Quebec. Canada approximately exports 29000 metric tons of fresh apples. The countries in which apples are exported includes Mexico, the United states, united kingdom, Taiwan and the Dominican Republic. However, last year remains below the 5 year average of the apple export due to decreased processing demand of covid 19.
There is a panel discussion at the Canadian global crops in Calgary, Alberta, Canada willing to increase the Canadian soybeans. Everson is a scientist who said that the land of Canada is suitable for the soybean and it will increase by 10 million acres by 2027, which was just 5.46 million acres in 2016. Everson said a large boost in the cropping of soybean will come by 6 million acres by 2027. From that acreage, it is estimated that it will reach 13 million tonnes nationally which will be a great benefit for the Canadian economy.
The 10-year outlook of soy Canada included the growth of non-Gm soybeans. Canada already has a successful production of soybeans and ono-Gm soybeans in food grade. Everson also said that it is the right composition for such products sold to discriminating markets such as Japan. Current acreages are 1 million tonnes of production and it will reach to 1.25 million tonnes by 2027. Soybeans production is now about 1 million tonnes and will grow to 1.8 million tonnes in the next 10 years. With increasing soybean acreage and production, the Canadian industry also needs to improve its protein levels as well to survive in the global crops market place according to a panellist at Canadian global crops symposium.
The Alberta pulse growers commission presently became a member of soybean Canada to reflect the increased growth of soybean products. And produce a high amount of soybeans for economic growth and reach the level of 10 million acres by 2027. According to Alberta pulse growers, they have been observing on the sideline for the development and evolution of the soybean in Canada. APG said they will take care of the issues around the soybean market in Canada and will develop the market. They are looking forward to participating in the Soy Canada market to achieve the goals.