At the time of writing, we’re already in mid-September. Yep, already. But a lot has happened in the last few months.
Let’s take a closer look at what’s been going on.
A record period
As you know, we’re dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re currently right in the middle of the fourth wave.
And while everything came to a standstill in March 2020, soybeans haven’t stopped growing. The 2020-2021 period actually set a record for production volumes.
We’re surprised too!
On the flip side, exportation was rough. There were walkouts at the country’s main sea ports, a shortage of shipping containers and railway disturbances caused by the forest fires in western Canada, to name only a few issues.
To learn all about exports in 2020-2021, we invite you to read our article on the subject.
Launch of a new platform
There was also the launch of FIXX, a new harvest price closing platform designed specifically for soybean producers.
We are very proud of this tool and are confident that it will help you sell your harvests more easily and at the desired price.
If you are not yet familiar with this tool, we recommend taking a look at the FIXX section of our website, where you can find all the details (uses, how to sign up, etc.).
Improved market shares
We have also seen great growth in western Canada despite the fires, walkouts and economic slowdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic (which we won’t be forgetting anytime soon).
Western Canada even recorded a growth of 60%. That says it all.
We also set a new market share record for conventional soybeans. At the same time, we recorded a 70% growth in the organic soybean market.
Also in 2020-2021, we also put new conventional seeds on the market. In all, we have added 3 new Enlist E3 seeds and 5 new RoundUp Ready Xtend seeds.
In western Canada, we also put 1 new conventional seed, 1 new Enlist seed and 5 Xtend seeds on the market.
A new district sales manager
We’re glad to welcome a new key member to the Prograin team: our District Sales Manager for Ontario.
We have also made significant investments in our equipment to stay current and maintain our high performance.
All eyes on 2021-2022
The 2020-2021 period is still ongoing and going well, despite all the obstacles we’ve faced.
Let’s end the year strong and cross our fingers for an excellent 2021-2022!