Dry, hot summer weather stunting harvest outlook

With rainfall amounts well below average, Saskatchewan farmers are looking to the skies hoping to spot a rain cloud or two. Sarah Pacio/Grenfell Sun Express

Below average crop expected It has been a great summer for anyone who likes camping, swimming, or just getting out of the house. There has been very little rain to dampen anyone’s plans. But so much heat is not always a good thing — especially in a province that relies so heavily on agriculture. Because Saskatchewan provides more than 46 per cent of the nation’s total field crops, the dry summer could have far-reaching effects. “We could use some rain,” said Evan Hardy with Hardy Seeds in Grenfell, “but we’re not in as bad a situation as other areas of…

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