Farmers with crops left to combine are hoping to get the job done either this week or next week at the latest.
Jeremy Welter farms in the Kerrobert area, about 180 kilometres west of Saskatoon. "I'm going to do everything possible to get everything done as quickly as as possible. If that means taking some grain off at a higher moisture level than is "advisable, I will be doing it."The memory of the neverending harvest of 2016 is still fresh in Welter's memory. A heavy snow in early October meant some crop overwintered in the field and had to be combined in the spring. Over the Thanksgiving long weekend, his wheat had moisture levels in the 16.5 to 17 per cent rangeWelter says most farmers don't have a very large area left to combine. "The guys who haven't finished harvest are probably sitting in that 300 to 700 acre range."He adds some larger farms may have more than that left to harvest.