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27 per cent of crop in the bin for Northwestern Saskatchewan

According to Saskatchewan Agriculture, 27 per cent of the crop is in the bin for Northwestern Saskatchewan, which includes the Lloydminster area. That is up from last week’s 17 per cent but behind the five-year average of 53 per cent for this time of year.

Some farmers have been able to do some harvesting despite the cool and wet weather. Rainfall hit the North Battleford area with 62 millimetres while Lloydminster saw 5 millimetres for the week.

Cropland topsoil moisture is at 8 per cent surplus, 67 per cent adequate, 18 per cent short and 7 per cent very short. Sask. Agriculture says crop damage the week was mainly due to the wet weather that has caused the crops to lodge making them difficult to pick up.

Across the province, 68 per cent of the crop is in the bin ahead of the five year average of 64 per cent.

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