Farmers relieved with Sask. harvest virtually complete

By paNOW Staff
October 24, 2010 - 8:59am Updated: October 24, 2010 - 11:24am

Chris Carr


It's been a growing season that most farmers just want to put behind them. And for many, that opportunity has come as Saskatchewan's harvest is virtually complete.
Agriculture commentator Kevin Hursh told News Talk Radio that most producers are done or close to being finished.
"After the problems in August and September, to have October turn warm (with) above-average temperatures and a nice long dry spell has been an absolute godsend to getting the crop in the bin," Hursh said.
Overall, a wet season means lower volumes and poorer quality. The good news is that's being offset by better prices.
"Every individual producer is going to be in a different situation, but improving prices are helping to compensate for less production in many instances and lower quality overall," explained Hursh.
He added that canola, on average, is going into the bin in pretty good shape. But other crops have not fared as well, especially canary seed, field peas and lentils, the latter of which Hursh described as awful.

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