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Harvest reaches 47 percent across Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan farmers made limited harvest progress this past week.
 
Provincial crops analyst Cory Jacob says 47 percent of the crop is in the bin, up from 39 percent last week but well behind the 5 year average of 75 percent for this date.
 
He says most of the crop is being harvested in tough or damp condition and put in grain dryers.
 
Jacob says the largest precipitation was at Admiral near Swift Current, with 103 millimeters.
 
Harvest ranges from 68 percent in the southwest to 33 percent in east central Saskatchewan.
 
The majority of crop damage this week was caused by hail, winds, localized flooding, frost and geese.
 
Jacob says there are many reports of crops sprouting, bleaching and staining.
 
He says downgrading is expected.
 
Jacob says there is a wide range of yields so far this fall.
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