The dry conditions are becoming worrisome on the west side of the province. Maps are available from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada showing precipitation over the past month. West of a line from Prince Albert through Saskatoon and Swift Current, precipitation over the past month has generally been less than half an inch. The Rosetown to Kindersley region has been particularly dry with just a trace of moisture. West Central Saskatchewan is a big producer of lentils and canaryseed so markets may start to react to the dry condition. Meanwhile, there are areas of the province that have received a lot of moisture and producers there are hoping for warm, dry weather so they can proceed with seeding. The heaviest precip over the past month is in an area that includes Hudson Bay, Yorkton, Wynyard, Davidson, Moose Jaw, Gravelbourg and Coronach. This area has received an inch and a half to two and a half inches. Producers on the west side of the province are hoping for that sort of precip in the near future. I’m Kevin Hursh.
Kevin Hursh, PAg, CAC