Good soybean harvest thanks to dry season
October weather 'fantastic' for soybeans
The soybean harvest is almost complete on P.E.I. and conditions for harvesting have been good this year, says the Island Grain and Protein Council.
The drier the soybeans are when harvested, the better they keep in storage, said David Mol, council president and soybean grower.
"The harvest is coming in this year drier than it has been in the last couple of years. Overall, I think this was a very good year for harvest," said Mol.
"The crop matured a little earlier than normal and we had a very good start. The weather in October was a fantastic month for the soybean harvest. I think the farmers would be quite pleased with both the quality and the ease in which the crop was harvested."
Mol expects that the overall yield and price will be about the same as last year.
The average price is $425 to $440 a ton.
There are about 60,000 acres of soybeans on P.E.I.