Harvest progressing most excellently

Carter Haydu
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A combine harvests wheat North of Moose Jaw recently. Times-Herald photo by Samuel Dobrin

Moose Jaw-area farmers should be in a fairly good mood these days, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture crop specialist Grant McLean.

“In most cases, we’ve had a blessed harvest in Moose Jaw,” he told the Times-Herald on Thursday.

McLean said while province-wide about 21 per cent of the 2012 crop has been combined (which is above the five-year average of 17 per cent being harvest as of the week of Aug. 21-17), Moose Jaw is well ahead of the game with 40-50 per cent of crops off the fields.

With the ideal weather conditions in Moose Jaw during recent days, McLean said, local producers have been able to achieve such advancement with their crops. He added if these conditions — it being hot and dry — persist, the local harvest could be complete within the next week to 10 days.

For more on this story, read an upcoming edition of the Times-Herald.

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