August 28, 2014 3:20 pm

2014 Saskatchewan harvest lags behind five year average

Better weather needed for harvest as only two per cent of the 2014 Saskatchewan crop combined, below the five year average.

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REGINA – Producers are hoping for better weather as the 2014 harvest in Saskatchewan falls below the five year average.

According to the weekly crop report, two per cent of the crop is combined while 12 per cent is swathed or ready to straight-cut.

The five-year average for this time of year is six and 14 per cent respectively.

Furthest along is the southwest region, with seven per cent of the crop is combined.

Average yields are being reported in most areas.

The majority of crop damage in the past week has been caused by heavy rain, strong winds, flooding and hail.

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