By D’Arce McMillan, The Western Producer, July 18, 2017  

After a 4,500 kilometre tour of the Canadian Prairies, Bruce Burnett, director of markets and weather with Glacier FarmMedia confirmed what many suspect.

Crop yields potential in Western Canada is highly variable and production will be less than in recent high production years.

“Variable is the word this year,” he said.

Burnett covered large parts of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, but did not make it to the Peace River region.

“For central and northern areas we’re probably looking at average, but when I say average, average is not the past couple of years. It will be significantly below the last couple of years, depending on the region that you are in.,” he said.

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