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North West region making progress with harvest

Farmers in the North West region, including the Battlefords and Meadow Lake area, are making steady progress in getting their crop in the bin.

Linda Bomok, who grows soft spring wheat on 240 acres in the Richard area, east of North Battleford, said her harvest is moving along well.

“It’s looking good; I have about 120 acres [done].”

Bomok said the growing season has been promising this year, and her yields are strong.

“It’s a lot better than last year,” she said.

Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture crops extension specialist, Matthew Struthers, said producers in the region are moving along well.

“It was a great week for the North West,” he said. “Lots of progress was made. We had nice hot dry week. That allowed for a lot of combines and swathers to get out there and make quick work of the crop.”

The North West has 28 per cent of the crop now in the bin overall, up from six per cent last week, and ahead of the five-year average of 15 per cent.

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