Thanks to the break in the weather, many producers were able to return to the fields last week. However, in the southeast, the numbers have remained steady at 89% harvested which is still above the average of 84%. Provincially, 78% is in the bin compared to 73% last week.
Durum is 85% done, barley is at 81%, mustard 80%, spring wheat 65%, canola 61%, flax 36%, and soybeans are at 30%. Producers are having to use dryers as the crops are tough or damp.
However, the recent snow isn't all bad news as it did improve topsoil moisture. It's now at 4% surplus, 66% adequate, 24% shorts and 6% very short.
Most cattle producers are reporting that they will have adequate feed supplies for their cattle over the winter, however, many in southern and central Saskatchewan are indicating that they will be facing shortages.
Crop damage this week is mostly attributed to the recent snow and rain, and geese and other wildlife.