Rainfall was received in many areas across the Prairies last week. Amounts ranged from a few tenths to as much as 3 inches in southeastern Manitoba. Excess moisture is now limiting field operations in many parts of Manitoba. Many areas in Saskatchewan and Alberta that were in need of moisture received some (a few tenths of an inch to a ½ inch). However, the reprieve will be short-lived; many of these areas will need additional moisture soon. The rainfall missed the dry pocket in Saskatchewan around Leader, Rosetown and Kindersley where soil moisture conditions are poor. The Coronation and Consort areas in Alberta also did not receive rain and soil moisture is poor.