Widespread rain delays Sask. harvest amid fears of crop downgrading

Widespread rain across the Saskatchewan grainbelt is delaying harvest and may cause some crop loss.

The vice chair of SaskWheat, Scott Hepworth, says his farm at Assiniboia has had about 30 millimeters of rain since the weekend.

He says “this is the kind of worst weather we could possibly dream of right now.”

Rainfall has reached over 25 millimeters in Regina.

Hepworth is worried about possible downgrading of some cereal crops, particularly durum wheat.

Unless weather turns hot and dry quickly, Hepworth expects this week’s rain to delay harvest for about one week.

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