There was a long line of B-trains and semis hauling grain to the Parrish and Heimbecker grain terminal on Thursday, as there were to many other grain terminals as farmers were unable to do any harvesting due to wet conditions. Farmers took the opportunity to make grain deliveries from the harvest they were able to do up to this point.
The wet conditions continued over the weekend, including some amounts of wet snow, and this will further delay farmers from getting back into the fields.
A stretch of warm and relatively dry weather allowed most producers to return to the field and resume harvest operations last week, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture’s Weekly Crop Report. Thirty-nine per cent of the crop is now in the bin, up from 23 per cent last week but remaining well behind the five-year (2014-2018) average of 62 per cent for this time of year.
In the southeast, the harvest is 54 per cent complete in the Weyburn area crop district (2A), and is 47 per cent done in the Lake Alma-Minton crop area (3ASE).
Crops have been slow to mature and dry down due to frequent showers. Much of the crop harvested so far is tough and is being put into grain dryers and aeration bins.