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Ag Roundup for Friday September 16, 2022

MELFORT, Sask. – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency said the number of birds infected with avian flu is growing in the country and Alberta has the highest number of cases of the disease.

The organization released an update yesterday on confirmed cases of H5N1 in poultry farms.

It said approximately 1.075 million birds have been euthanized so far in Alberta.

That’s almost twice as many as Ontario, which has had about 567,000 birds affected.

Warm, dry weather during the first half of this month has helped Saskatchewan farmers make very good harvest progress.

Saskatchewan Agriculture’s weekly crop report said 64 per cent had been combined as of Monday. That’s an increase of 42 per cent from the previous week.

Some frost was reported in scattered areas from the southeast up into the northwest.

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