The Great 2022 Seed Scramble

To say 2021 wasn’t a very good year for seed growers in Western Canada is putting it lightly. The combination of drought conditions and unrelenting summer heat across much of the Prairies hurt seed production and has some farmers scrambling to secure the seed they need for the coming growing season.

“It hit crops hard and there was just no relief from it all summer,” said Mike Shewchuk, president of Saskatchewan Seed Growers’ Association (SSGA), in an interview in November. “It’s hard to say exactly what’s out there, but at this point we do know that numbers are down significantly.

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