Hayden Grunerud, 10, and her five-year-old sister, Emma, follow Norman Ballek to his combine for a few circuits around the canola field south of Broderick, Sask., Sept. 14.  |  William DeKay photo

VIDEO: Harvest 2016

The 2016 growing season will be remembered for its promising start that ran into mid-season rain clouds that wouldn’t stop releasing moisture. The result was drowned out and diseased crops, but the harvest is still expected to be impressive. Our Western Producer reporters and editors have been with you in the field this season. In […] Read more

Usman Mohamad, a grain inspector from Vancouver, picks through a sample of Canada Western Red Spring wheat, finding much evidence of fusarium damage. Mohamad was working in the Canadian Grain Commission’s Winnipeg headquarters during the early harvest rush.  |  Ed White photo

VIDEO: The damaged harvest

Jan Knight hates being the bearer of bad news. However, that’s going to be a big part of her job for the next few months as she informs farmers that their crops are likely to be downgraded because of disease and weather damage. “I don’t want to be a ‘Debbie Downer,’ but there’s nothing really […] Read more

Signs of excessive rain can be seen out the window of the combine as Robert Ellis takes a crop off near Elrose, Sask.  |  Brian Cross photo

Harvest arrives despite excessive rain

If rain makes grain, then farmers near Elrose and Kyle in west-central Saskatchewan could be looking at some big yields this fall — at least in fields that weren’t drowned out or flooded. The area — about a two-hour drive southwest of Saskatoon — holds the distinction this year of having received more rain than […] Read more