Crop and weather updates:

Peace (B.C. and Alberta): Swathing has begun in the earliest and thinnest crops in the dry western and central regions. Nice rains in the central region are welcome but too little too late for many crops. Canola in the east and north looks good.

Alberta: Crops in the south look good and continue to get regular rains, but they are 2-3 weeks behind in general. Through the central region, crops are good to excellent and are more advanced the farther north you go. Rain varied from nothing in some spots to 4”. Read the Alberta crop report.

Saskatchewan: Crops in the west have good yield potential but could benefit from one more rain. Hail wiped out many good-looking crops in the southeast. Acres of flooded crop in the north central and northeast region continue to be ripped up. Around Wadena, the fields worth harvesting are so wet, growers wonder how they’re going to swath without getting stuck. Overall, the earliest crops are a week to 10 days late. Crops seeded in June are about 3 weeks late. Read the Saskatchewan crop report.

Manitoba: April-seeded fields have been swathed across the south. Remaining fields range from within a week of swathing to full bloom for the latest fields. The northwest and north Interlake are generally less advanced. Many growers have multi-stage canola crops, which present a challenge for harvest timing. More on that below.