“The cereal crops have been hit the hardest, with wheat, barley and oats all suffering.”
7 Oct 2018 – “The brutally cold and snowy weather that hit Manitoba during harvest time will likely cost farmers millions of dollars, according to Keystone Agricultural Producers.”
“When we start adding the acres and what the potential loss is, you know, this could get into the millions easily,” warned farm policy and lobby organisation president Bill Campbell.
“Farmers who live in Alberta, near Edmonton, may be used to dealing with snow storms at harvest time,” said Brandon grain farmer Roger Lepp, “but not those in southwestern Manitoba.
“We’re not really quite accustomed to this, so I wouldn’t be surprised if some guys have crops that get left out all winter.
The weather in western Manitoba has been unseasonably cold and the next few days look to continue that pattern.
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