By Creeden Martell, CBC News, August 2, 2017
Regina had its driest July in 130 years
A hay shortage in parts of southern Saskatchewan is causing problems for the agriculture industry in the province and may deal a killing blow to smaller cattle operations, says the Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan.
Todd Lewis, president of the association, predicts the cattle auction will be busy this fall as farmers look to sell their stock if there’s a shortage of water and feed for the winter months.
“If producers are short of cash and times are tough like we have had this year, it makes it pretty difficult,” Lewis said.