Canadian farmers grew a record 95.5 million tonnes of grain in 2013

Ideal summer weather helped Canadian producers grow a record amount of wheat and canola this year.

OTTAWA — Ideal summer weather helped Canadian producers grow a record amount of wheat and canola this year.

Agriculture Canada estimates grain production at 95.5 million tonnes.

That is up from 75.4 million tonnes last year.

The bumper crop has caused delays in shipping the grain to markets.

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz says deliveries are ahead of last year’s pace, but the grain glut is causing what he calls “unique challenges.”

But he says the federal government is working with rail and shipping companies to help make the grain transportation system more efficient.

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