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Rain Delaying Harvest in Alberta
Thu Oct 3, 2013 04:48 PM CDT

WINNIPEG (Dow Jones) -- Wet, rainy weather seen in growing regions across Alberta has stalled the harvest in some areas during the first week of October.

Harry Brooks, crop specialist with Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development, said farmers are now waiting for drier weather to finish up the last bit of the harvest. About 80% to 85% of the harvest is complete in the province, he added, with good yields being reported for the majority of the province.

"We're looking at (yields) 25% to 30% above long term averages," said Brooks. "It's very common to see hard red spring wheat ...

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