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Potato shortages likely in Saskatchewan: Vegetable specialist

By Nigel Maxwell
December 4, 2018 - 4:06pm

Potato shortages are likely in Saskatchewan but won't impact anyone's Christmas dinner, according to the province's top authority on vegetables.

The comment from Provincial Vegetable Specialist Connie Achtymichuk comes on the heels of a recent shortage warning from the United Potato Growers of Canada, which indicated this past fall's poor weather is to blame.....

The tough harvest conditions are looking up in the northwest region
The tough harvest conditions are looking up in the northwest region file photo/farmnewsNOW Staff

After a tough start, producers are getting their crops off around the region

By Brady Lang
October 22, 2018 - 2:00pm

With October nearly over, it’s crunch time for farmers getting their crops off and in the bin.

Last week, the crop report was not in the northwest region’s favour. With a delay caused by the early moisture, producers were estimated at 45 per cent in the region.

That’s not the.....

Wild rice is packed at Northern Lights Foods in La Ronge.
Wild rice is packed at Northern Lights Foods in La Ronge. Derek Cornet/larongeNOW Staff

Bad weather results in poor wild rice harvest

By Derek Cornet
October 11, 2018 - 12:00pm

It’s wasn’t a good season for wild rice producers in northern Saskatchewan who weren’t able to harvest crops due to bad weather conditions.

“The wild rice was there, but people weren’t able to harvest it because of the weather and high winds,” Northern Lights Food owner Jean Poirier said. “Too.....

Prince Albert area farmers may be in a race with mother nature, with over half the crop still in the field.
Prince Albert area farmers may be in a race with mother nature, with over half the crop still in the field. File photo/paNOW Staff

Prince Albert area receives cold shoulder from Mother Nature

By Nigel Maxwell
October 2, 2018 - 2:00pm

The Prince Albert area experienced a colder, wetter September, according to the latest data from Environment Canada.

The average temperature last month was 6.2 Celsius, almost four degrees colder than the historical average. In terms of precipitation, the Prince Albert area received 45.8 mm, compared to the historical average of 43.4. Meteorologist Natalie Hasell.....

The weekly crop report from the Saskatchewan Government has combines slightly up from last week but still below previous years.
The weekly crop report from the Saskatchewan Government has combines slightly up from last week but still below previous years. file photo/northeastNOW Staff

Northeast crop combines down 10 per cent due to weather

By Aaron Schulze
September 20, 2018 - 4:57pm

Cold and damp weather put a halt on harvest in the northeast region.

A weekly crop report from Sept. 11 to 17 from the Government of Saskatchewan has the combined crop in the northeast at 29 per cent, which is up two per cent from last week, but well below.....

The road to Weyakwin earlier Monday.
The road to Weyakwin earlier Monday. submitted photo/Saskatchewan Highway Hotline

Snowy, wet conditions to stick around, weather hampering harvest

By Charlene Tebbutt
September 17, 2018 - 5:00pm

Snow fell around the region over the weekend, and while it didn’t last, the precipitation is still expected to stick around for a few more days.

A spokesperson for Environment Canada said while the snow was fairly localized, only hitting some parts of the northeast and northwest areas, most of.....

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Harvest ahead of schedule

By Charlene Tebbutt
August 30, 2018 - 5:00pm

Warm, dry weather over the past week has helped farmers make progress on harvest across Saskatchewan.

The weekly crop report from the province released Thursday noted that producers have made significant progress. The province says 27 per cent of this year’s crop is now in the bin, well ahead of.....

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Harvest going quickly but weather causing issues: Crop Report

By farmnewsNOW Staff
August 16, 2018 - 12:00pm

Harvest is ahead of schedule in Saskatchewan due to the hot, dry weather seen across the province recently, according to the crop report from the Ministry of Agriculture.

According to the report, five per cent of the crop has already been combined, while nine per cent has been swathed or.....

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