Harvest stall continues in Saskatchewan

With more wet and cold weather over the past week, the harvest delay is continuing for some Saskatchewan farmers, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture’s Weekly Crop Report.

More rain and snow means many fields are still too wet to combine

One farmer in the Allan, Sask., area shared this photo of snow covering equipment on Oct. 6. (@michwoll/Twitter)

With more wet and cold weather over the past week, the harvest delay is continuing for some Saskatchewan farmers, according to the province's weekly crop report.

The report said that 81 per cent of crops are combined — the same percentage as last week — compared to the usual average of 97 per cent for this time of year.

The delay is being caused by wet conditions throughout the province, with snow in the northeast and northwest. 

Moose Jaw reported 15 millimetres of rain and Yorkton reported 35 millimetres over the past week. 

Temperatures also aren't getting cold enough to freeze the moist ground to allow for combines to get back in the field. 

Other issues include crops being knocked over by rain and snow, leading to bleaching and sprouting and a loss of grade. 

The report is predicting that some crops will be left out over the winter.