The hot dry weather that Southeast Saskatchewan residents have become accustomed to lately have had an impact on our farmers.

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Terry Bedard, agronomist with Saskatchewan Agriculture explains that crop conditions have deteriorated this past week with the wave of extreme heat we've recently seen. However over 60 percent of Saskatchewan has reported their crop to be in "good to excellent" condition.

The dry conditions have allowed for a good week of haying with 65% of crops bailed or silaged however, cop conditions have deteriorated since the end of June from 95 percent excellent to 56 percent excellent.

The heat wave is expected to slowly dwindle throughout next week, however, temperatures are still expected to be in the upper to mid twenties.