Statistics Canada Report
July 01, 2012
According to Statistics Canada's survey of farmers, dry bean acres have rebounded from last year. Statscan estimates white dry bean acreage at 100,000, up from 55,000 last year, an 82 percent increase. Acres of colored beans are pegged at 182,000, up 58 percent from the 115,000 acres planted in 2011.
Manitoba farmers surveyed said they planted twice as many white beans as last year, a total of 40,000 acres. Acres of dry colored beans jumped 62.5 percent, from 40,000 acres last year, to 65,000 this year. Total dry bean acreage in Manitoba of 105,000 acres is less than the 145,000 acres farmers told Statscan they intended to plant in April.