Agriculture minister Lyle Stewart is cautiously optimistic about the farming industry in 2018.
Stewart says there was a surprising amount of crop produced in 2017 despite being the driest year on record in southern Saskatchewan.
Stewart says the province produced the third larget crop ever, although some farmers were hard hit by drought.
He remains hopeful 2018 will be a productive year as well.
But we never know what the weather will deal us,” Stewart said. “But canola looks strong. There’s no reason to suspect that cereals won’t stay reasonably strong. Pulse, peas – that’s the big question for 2018.”
Stewart is also hoping pulse trade issues with India can be resolved in the new year.