High Protein, Higher Profile: Why Canada Is One of the World’s Most Important Wheat Markets
Published byBy Emily Balsamo, CME Group Canada has long been one of the world’s top wheat exporters, with the majority of that the Canadian Western Red Spring variety. On the horizon: a new tool for participating in that market. The harsh winters and sunny, dry summers of Canada’s western provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba make the region ideal for growing high-quality, high-protein spring wheat. Canadian Western Red Spring wheat (CWRS), which is characterized by a red color and a protein content exceeding that of winter wheat, comprises most Canadian wheat production and exports. Spring whe...