Source:  Jeremy Simes,, June 7, 2018 

Many farmers were smiling last week after bouts of rain blanketed parts of the Prairies, allowing for what climate specialists say is a good start to the growing season.

Farmers received 1 to 25 mm of rain in Alberta, as high as 125 mm in Saskatchewan and between 10 and 50 mm in Manitoba, according to Trevor Hadwen, an Agroclimate Specialist with Agriculture Canada’s Drought Watch service.

The rain was particularly welcome in the southern parts of Saskatchewan, Alberta and Manitoba. The regions have largely been dealing with dry conditions and lower-than-normal moisture levels.

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