NEWS
West Canada Fields Need Moisture
Fri Oct 12, 2012 08:41 AM CDT

WINNIPEG (Dow Jones) -- Fields across western Canada are in desperate need of some precipitation ahead of winter freeze up, and time is running out.

Bruce Burnett, weather analyst with CWB, said there are only a few weeks before the ground starts to freeze. Depending on the year, winter freeze up usually occurs sometime between the end of October and mid-November.

While some regions experienced some precipitation during the last week, they still need more, Mr. Burnett said.

The majority of the western prairie region didn't receive any precipitation at all, and are dealing with very dry moisture conditions, he ...

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