Saskatchewan farmers made excellent harvest progress during the past week.
Provincial crops analyst Shannon Friesen says combining is at 65 percent, up from 45 percent last week.
She says harvest ranges from 86 percent in the southwest to 35 percent in the northwest.
Friesen expects an average to below average crop because of the hot dry summer.
Friesen says crop loss this past week was caused by lack of moisture and strong winds.
She adds there are many reports of combine and grass fires due to extreme dryness.
She says seeding of winter wheat and fall rye may be down significantly this fall due to dry conditions.
SaskPower has received nine reports of farm machinery coming in contact with power lines since September 1st, bringing the total to 33.
Farmers are reminded to use extreme caution when using machinery around power lines.