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Snow brings harvest to standstill in Sask.
Recent snowfall has delayed the harvest in Saskatchewan.
The Canadian Press
Published Tuesday, October 11, 2016 1:06PM CST
Harvest is at a standstill across Saskatchewan because of snow.
Daphne Cruise, a crop specialist with Saskatchewan Agriculture, says farmers have not been able to get into their fields for about a week because of rain that turned to snow.
Cruise says it could be another week before producers can get back in the fields -- if things dry up.
Arlynn Kurtz was helping a neighbour combine in the Stockholm area, north of Whitewood, until about a week ago, but Kurtz says a wheel hasn't turned since then because of the snow.
Kurtz says he still thinks there's a good chance the harvest can be completed, but he says the weather has to change drastically.
Saskatchewan Agriculture says 80 per cent of the crop had been combined as of Oct. 3, down from the five-year average of 86 per cent.