Farmers struggling with soggy fields in southeast Sask.
Tractors getting stuck, some producers gloomy
Weeks of heavier-than-normal rain have prevented a lot of crops from going in the ground in southeast Saskatchewan.
Roland Porier, who farms near Redvers, said conditions are not favourable and it will hurt him in the pocketbook.
"Well for sure, it will be over a 50 per cent loss of income being that we only sowed 50 per cent of the farm," he said.
Porier said he was fortunate to get as much crop seeded as he did.
Parts of the southeast are so wet and muddy, tractors are getting stuck in the fields.
"We had to fight with a lot of land that was not fit to farm. We had to pre-work everything we were able to get in," he said.
Porier says crop insurance will cover his some of his losses, but it does not replace having a good crop year.