Sask harvest reaches 83 percent


Saskatchewan farmers made good harvest progress this past week.

Provincial crops analyst Cory Jacob says harvest is at 83 percent, up from 69 percent a week ago but still behind the long-term average of 93 percent for this date.

He says significant progress was made despite saturated soils in parts of the eastern grainbelt.

Jacob says the majority of crop damage this past week was due to strong winds, frost and geese.

He says harvest ranges from 94 percent in the northeast to 66 percent in east-central Saskatchewan.

He says there was little rainfall this week.

There continues to be many reports of significant downgrading at the elevator due to crops sprouting.

The majority of the crops being harvested are tough and damp and being put in grain dryers.


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