It’s taking a little longer to complete harvest this year and farmers can blame the forecast.
According to the latest Sask. Ag. report, released on Thursday, 81 per cent of the crop was off the field.
That’s the same amount reported last week, up slightly from the first week of October, when much of the province was hit with heavy snow.
In addition, 15 per cent is swathed or ready to straight-cut.
The southeast corner is the furthest along with 90 per cent of the crop in the bin.
The northeast trails with 80 per cent combined.
Sask Ag. said, unfortunately, producers have caught few weather-related breaks this month and that trend continued into last week.
Yorkton received 35 milimetres of rain, while the Meadow Lake area was hit with 35 centimetres of snow.
With fewer warm days left, Sask. Ag. said some producers are indicating the ground will have to freeze before combines will be able to get back into the field.
There are even predictions that some crop will be left out over the winter.