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Harvest at near standstill in Northwestern Sask.

Just 33 per cent of the crop is in the bin for Northwestern Saskatchewan, which includes Lloydminster. Saskatchewan Agriculture says that is significantly behind the five-year average of 74 per cent for this time of year.

Rain and snow have stalled many producers in the region. The northwestern part of the province reported little rain last week, but the fields remain wet and much of the crop is lodged or flatten. The Meadow Lake and North Battleford areas saw 3 millimetres of rain, while Turtleford reported 1 millimetre.

Sask. Agriculture says the quality of the crop remains a concern with some sprouting, staining and bleaching because of recent moisture. Meanwhile, canola has shelled-out from wind and snow.

Across the province, 73 per cent of the crop is in the bin, slightly behind the five-year average of 78 per cent for this time of year.

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