Saskatchewan farmers could be in for a good year

By Michael Joel-Hansen/CJME News Staff
June 26, 2016 - 4:21pm

Saskatchewan farmers could be looking at a nice harvest this year.  According to the Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan conditions are good across the province. 

The association is also asking for grain companies as well as shippers to be ready to move a larger than normal crop.    

Todd Lewis who has a twelve thousand acre farm near Gray, south of Regina said that conditions have not been too dry.

"(we've) certainly been getting lots of rain since the crop has been put in," Lewis said. 

With this rain coming Lewis said that some lower lying areas of his land have had some issues with there being too much water.

Lewis said that these conditions have hurt some of his crops.  "For the lentils and so on, there actually going a little bit backwards, we could use some hot weather." 

Lewis said that if July is warm and dry that bodes well for his crops.

"If we get a good hot and dry July, the crops should come along pretty rapidly."

Despite the descent growing conditions this year Lewis is still cautious.

"We're a long way from getting stuff in the bin yet."

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