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Crops combined sit below average: Sask. Crop Report

Local producers are behind the five-year average of three per cent crops combined as farmers prepare for harvest. According to Saskatchewan’s weekly crop report, less than one per cent of the crop is combined, and two per cent is swathed and ready to straight-cut.

Cropland topsoil moisture and hay land and pasture topsoil moisture stay at over 80 per cent adequate due to most of the region receiving rainfall this week. The North Battleford area reported 10 mm and the Turtleford area up to 17 mm of precipitation between August 20 to 26. The Turtleford area has received the most precipitation in the northwest region, accumulating 389 mm since April 1.

Producers have reported that strong winds have been the main cause of crop damage this week.Farmers are busy desiccating pulse crops and getting equipment ready for harvest

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