The spring weather in late April has been far from ideal with successive storms dumping wet snow on parts of Manitoba from April 22-24. On top of that, temperatures for the final week of April were expected to hit daily highs of 3–5 C. | File photo

Waterlogged soil puts seeding in jeopardy in parts of Manitoba

Farmers in certain areas of southern Manitoba need four to five weeks of ideal weather or they won’t be planting a crop this spring. The spring weather in late April has been far from ideal with successive storms dumping wet snow on parts of Manitoba from April 22-24. On top of that, temperatures for the […] Read more

Canola swaths were still under snow April 20 in Alberta’s Peace district, which reflects the challenges facing many farmers in the region this spring as they struggle to harvest last year’s crop and get this year’s crop in the ground on time.  |  Randy Vanderveen photo

Spring snow plagues farmers in northern Alta.

April showers bring May flowers but April snow brought doldrums to farmers in northern Alberta and the Alberta-British Columbia Peace region. Many fields were saturated last autumn so the snow and cold this spring have not been conducive to harvesting the remainder of the 2016 crop or the start of seeding. “It’s as wet as […] Read more