NEWS
Excellent Yield for W. Canada Harvest
Doug Webster DTN Senior Ag Meteorologist
Thu Oct 3, 2013 11:09 AM CDT

A couple of bumps in the road for harvest have been encountered across the Prairies during the recent couple of weeks, but not enough to slow what is turning out to be an excellent crop yield for many areas, especially across the West. Recent rains have slowed harvest the greatest amount across eastern areas, while showers have been more hit-or-miss for Alberta and Saskatchewan where harvest progress has made better gains.

September's higher-than-normal temperatures and drier-than-normal conditions have been a great help in allowing the late filling and maturing crops to finish maturing and farmers to make strong harvest progress. ...

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