Very little harvest progress was made in Alberta during the week ended Sep. 25, according to the latest provincial crop report. | Jeremy Simes photo

Bad weather still stalling Alberta harvest

Winnipeg – Very little harvest progress was made in Alberta during the week ended Sep. 25, according to the latest provincial crop report. Harvest progress for major crops sat at 32.9 percent, up less than a percentage point from the previous week. This is far behind the five-year average of 62 percent. Provincially the spring […] Read more

Another wet week slowed harvest progress in Saskatchewan, according to the provincial crop report released Sept. 27. | Robin Booker photo

Saskatchewan harvest slowed by rain and snow

Winnipeg – Another wet week slowed harvest progress in Saskatchewan, according to the provincial crop report released Sept. 27. Sixty-eight per cent of Saskatchewan crop is now harvested. This is six per cent more than last week and ahead of the five-year average of 64 percent. Rain fell across most of the province throughout the […] Read more

This swather sits idle southeast of Delisle, Sask., as rain slows the harvest in Saskatchewan. | Paul Yanko photo

Wet and cold weather slows harvest progress in Sask.

Winnipeg – Cool and wet weather stalled harvest progress in most of Saskatchewan, according to the provincial crop report released Sep. 20. Sixty-two per cent of the Saskatchewan crop is in the bin, which is ahead of the five-year average of 53 per cent. Twenty-six per cent of the crop is swathed or ready to […] Read more



The Manitoba harvest was 65 percent complete as of September 10, according to the latest crop report from Manitoba Agriculture. | File photo

Manitoba harvest two-thirds done, yields variable

Winnipeg, Sept. 11 (CNS Canada) – The Manitoba harvest was 65 percent complete as of September 10, according to the latest crop report from Manitoba Agriculture. Yields were variable depending on seasonal rainfall and soil moisture availability. Province-wide the spring wheat harvest was 92 percent complete while canola was 80 percent done. That compares with […] Read more


Harvest is ahead of schedule in Saskatchewan, with 39 percent of the crop in the bin, compared to the five-year average of 25 percent, according to the weekly crop report from Saskatchewan Agriculture released Sept. 6. | Barb Glen photo

Saskatchewan harvest ahead of five-year average

Harvest is ahead of schedule in Saskatchewan, with 39 percent of the crop in the bin, compared to the five-year average of 25 percent, according to the weekly crop report from Saskatchewan Agriculture released Sept. 6. Harvest is the furthest along in the southwest corner with 60 percent of the crop combined. The southeast is […] Read more

Twenty-seven percent of the provincial crop is now harvested, which is ahead of the five-year average of 13 percent. Seventeen percent of the crop is swathed or ready to be straight-cut. | Robin Booker photo

Rain brings slight reprieve to Sask. farms

Winnipeg – Saskatchewan producers were able to make good harvest progress earlier in the week before cooler temperatures hit, according to the weekly crop report from Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture, released Aug. 30. Twenty-seven percent of the provincial crop is now harvested, which is ahead of the five-year average of 13 percent. Seventeen percent of […] Read more

Five per cent of the provincial crop has been combined, while nine per cent is swathed or ready to be straight-cut, according to the weekly crop report from the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture released Aug. 16. | Robin Booker photo

Hot weather pushes Sask harvest ahead of five-year average

Harvest progress in Saskatchewan is ahead of schedule this year due to the recent hot, dry weather, according to the weekly crop report from the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture, released Aug. 16. Five per cent of the provincial crop has been combined, while nine per cent is swathed or ready to be straight-cut, according to […] Read more


Dry conditions across Manitoba are causing crops to advance quickly, according to the weekly crop report from Manitoba Agriculture, released on Aug. 13. | File photo

Dry conditions affecting Manitoba crops

WINNIPEG – Dry conditions across Manitoba are causing crops to advance quickly, according to the weekly crop report from Manitoba Agriculture, released on Aug. 13. Moisture stress is evident in corn, soybean and sunflower crops. Rainfall is needed to help with grain fill, according to the report. Harvest is well underway across the province for […] Read more

Harvest is starting in many parts of the Prairies, but producers have also struggled to put up hay this summer. Here, a grower rakes two thin swaths into one near Kandahar, Sask., July 30. | Robin Booker photo

Harvest underway on Prairies

Combines have started earning their keep again. Pulses and cereals are the first in line to be harvested, say crop specialists. “There’s quite a few pulse fields out there being desiccated and I’ve already seen some combines out in the field as well, mostly on pulse crops, but some of the winter cereals are also […] Read more