Most crops should be profitable for Saskatchewan farmers this year according to the annual Saskatchewan Crop Guide.
Grain corn is the only crop not expected to cover variable expenses or total expenses. Total expenses include land and depreciation cost.
Grain corn will lose farmers $21 an acre on variable expenses and $140 on total expenses.
Other marginal crops are feed barley, $65 an acre over variable costs and loss of $46 on total cost; and small Kabuli chickpeas, $91 over variable expenses and $1.85 loss on total expenses.
Best returns are expected from large Kabuli chickpeas, $587 an acre over variables and $434 over total costs.
Sunflower seeds for oilseed will return $447 and $339 respectively with oriental mustard, $472 and $397 while brown mustard will return $461 and $385.
Among larger acreage crops edible green peas will return $390 and $282 with yellow peas returning $291 and $183.
Large green lentils will fetch $309 and $202 with red lentils returning $427 and $319.
Canola will return $317 and $265 with flaxseed at $317 and $209.
Durum will return $375 and $267 with hard red spring wheat at $242 and $135 while winter wheat is $123 and $15.
Oats will return $263 and $155 while feed barley will return $140 and $33.
In mustard the Oriental variety will return $124 and $32; brown mustard is at $461and $385; with yellow mustard at $447 and $339 an acre.
Canary seed will return $269 and $162 with camelina at $147 and $54.
Faba beans will return $427 and $360.
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