The latest crop report says many Saskatchewan farmers have wrapped up the 2017 harvest.
Shannon Friesen, provincial crops analyst, says farmers made good harvest progress this week and 94 percent of the crop is in the bin, up from 89 percent last week.
She says quality is far better than last year but yields are wide ranging because of spotty rainfall.
An average crop is expected, with above average yields in the northern grainbelt but lower production in parts of the south.
Harvest ranges from 99 percent in the southwest to 87 percent in the northwest.
Friesen says significant moisture will be needed to replenish topsoil for next spring.
She adds some producers in southern regions may have feed shortages this winter.
The majority of crop damage this past week was due to frost, lack of moisture, strong winds and wildlife such as geese and deer.
There were three reports of farm equipment contacting power lines this past week, bringing the total to 34 since the beginning of September.
Farmers are reminded to use extreme caution around power lines.