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Harvest closer to wrapping up in North West region

Farmers in the Battlefords and Meadow Lake area in the North West region are reporting steady progress for this year’s harvest.

The province said a total of 70 per cent of the crop has been harvested based on the most recent update, up from 63 per cent the prior week, and ahead of the five-year average of 44 per cent for this time of year.

Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture Crops Extension Specialist Matthew Struthers said the weather has been ideal for producers to get plenty of their crop in the bin.

“There was very little rain, so lots of progress was made,” he said.

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