The harvest season is in full swing all across Saskatchewan, and that of course includes the southeast corner.

Walter Neumann farms near Frobisher, and he is nearly halfway finished.

"We're sitting at about 40 percent here, we're just on the last field of wheat and haven't started any canola yet. Then we've got the soybeans and sunflowers left."

While there has been a drastic lack of rain over the past few weeks, he isn't too concerned at this point.

"It's pretty dry at the moment here, which is good for harvest, but anything that comes now is going to be too late to help anything that's still in the fields. It might as well stay dry now and let everybody finish, then hopefully we'll get some fall rain."

As for his yield, he isn't too disappointed with the results.

"The wheat has been, surprisingly, up from what I thought it was going to be. It's still around average I guess. As for canola, judging from what I've seen when I'm swathing, some fields are good and you can definitely tell where the moisture trouble was where it's dry and has a thin crop."

As long as the weather cooperates, he expects to be right on track.

 

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