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Harvest 2012 is progressing very smoothly for farmers in the Moose Jaw area, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture crop specialist Grant McLean.

“I think some local producers are even complete,” he said, adding while the provincial average suggests 56 per cent of the crop has been combined Saskatchewan-wide, around Moose Jaw that figure is closer to 80 per cent.

McLean said the last two or three weeks have brought very favourable conditions for local farmers and, assuming trends continue, the local harvest should be done within the next week to 10 days.

According to Saskatchewan Agriculture's weekly crop report, 44 per cent of spring wheat, 68 per cent of durum, 52 per cent of barley and canola, 76 per cent of mustard, 83 per cent of lentils and 94 per cent of field peas have been combined.

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

Organizations: Times-Herald

Geographic location: Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan

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