By Sean Pratt, The Western Producer, April 27, 2017 

Prairie farmers appear to be getting a good start on their efforts to meet Soy Canada’s ambitious soybean targets. Statistics Canada’s first seeding intention survey of the year has found that farmers plan to grow almost three million acres of the crop in 2017.

Canadian farmers will be growing 10 million acres of soybeans by 2027 if Soy Canada has its way.

The industry association has established a series of targets, including doubling production to 13 million tonnes.

“We think these are aggressive targets but achievable,” said executive director Jim Everson.

“We want to set out some goals that motivate the industry.”

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