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Source: Ashleigh Mattern, CBC News, September 8, 2019 

Harvest well behind 5-year average for this time of year, reports Ministry of Agriculture

Harvest is underway but it’s slow going for many farmers in Saskatchewan.

The Ministry of Agriculture reports that as of Sept. 2, 11 per cent of the crop was in the bin but that’s well behind the five-year average of 28 per cent for this time of the year.

Kris Mayerle farms near Tisdale, about 135 kilometres southeast of Prince Albert.

He said that while his crops are looking good, they aren’t maturing as fast as they usually do because the last couple of weeks have been rainy and cool.

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