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The latest on agriculture in Moose Jaw and surrounding areas.
Provincial harvest rates well above average for this time of year

Provincial harvest rates well above average for this time of year

While many producers are nearing the end of harvest, this early end to the season is not a positive indicator
Majority of this year’s harvest is in the bin

Majority of this year’s harvest is in the bin

Information from the latest crop report, for the period of Aug. 31 to Sept. 6
Sukanen threshing bee features steam tractors running threshers

Sukanen threshing bee features steam tractors running threshers

The event will be held September 11th and 12th
Crop production estimates reflect drought across Prairies

Crop production estimates reflect drought across Prairies

The lack of rain “has exacerbated soil moisture conditions, which were already low at the start of the year”
Harvest progress well above five-year average

Harvest progress well above five-year average

Information from the latest crop report, for the period of August 24 to 30
New details come forward for livestock producers needing support under AgriRecovery

New details come forward for livestock producers needing support under AgriRecovery

As of September 1st, producers can apply for the Canada-Saskatchewan Drought Response Initiative, which will provide payments of up to $200 per head
Sask. increased irrigated acres by 43 per cent

Sask. increased irrigated acres by 43 per cent

Saskatchewan water use increased 125 per cent for 75 million cubic meters
Cool, rainy weather slows down harvest progress

Cool, rainy weather slows down harvest progress

Information from the latest crop report, for the period of Aug. 17 to 23, 2021
Open house held in Regina discussing $350M wheat straw pulp facility to be built in 2022

Open house held in Regina discussing $350M wheat straw pulp facility to be built in 2022

Construction on the $350 million facility will start in early 2022
Sask. deficit increases due to needed gov’t supports for drought-stricken farmers

Sask. deficit increases due to needed gov’t supports for drought-stricken farmers

Forecast deficit up to $2.74 billion in 2021-22