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

Windy Poplars Farm harvesting barley near Kandahar, Sask., on August 7, 2018. | Robin Booker photo

Southern Sask. harvest underway

Saskatchewan farmers are starting to get into fields, especially in the south where three per cent of the crop has been combined. Overall, producers in the province have combined one per cent of the crop, in line with the five-year average. Two percent has been swathed or is ready to be straight-cut, according to Saskatchewan […] Read more



Justin Gauy saw 25 centimetres of snow on his farm near Athabasca, Alta., Oct. 11. Snow and wet conditions has made this year’s harvest difficult in some parts of northern Alberta.  |  Otto Rottier photo

Northern Alberta farmers experiencing ‘harvest from hell’

Farmers in Alberta’s northern region are experiencing a wet, snowy and frustrating harvest this year. It’s been so difficult that farmer Otto Rottier has called it, in some ways, “the harvest from hell.” “There’s a lot of very stressed farmers around here, for sure,” said Rottier, who lives northwest of Westlock, during a phone interview […] Read more