October crop report brings more good news

According to Saskatchewan Agriculture's Weekly Crop Report, 89 per cent of the 2013 crop is now combined.

Average to above-average yields reported in most areas

Farmers are cheering both the quantity and quality of the crops during this harvest season. (Paul Dornstauder/CBC)

It continues to be a great harvest for many farmers in Saskatchewan.

According to Saskatchewan Agriculture's Weekly Crop Report, 89 per cent of the 2013 crop is now combined. Eight per cent is swathed.

Average yields

Spring wheat: 47 bushels per acre
Durum: 44 bushels per acre
Barley: 69 bushels per acre
Canola: 38 bushels per acre
Peas: 43 bushels per acre

The recent dry weather has made things much easier for farmers.

The west-central region of the province is leading the way with 97 per cent now combined. The southwest region isn't far behind at 94 per cent, while 85 per cent has been combined in the southeast and northeast.

The northwest region has 92 per cent combined. 

This year's harvest continues to exceed expectations with average to above-average yields being reported in most areas.

Farmers are filling up their grain bins after one of the best harvests in years. (Paul Dornstauder/CBC)


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