Sask. farmers say drought conditions worst in decades

Michel Lepage from St. Denis, Sask. says his canola crops won’t produce as much in this year’s dry conditions. (Olivier Ferapie/CBC Radio-Canada)

By Alicia Bridges, CBC News, July 15, 2017 

Farmers, ranchers face tough season due to hot, dry weather

Saskatchewan farmers say drought conditions in some parts of the province are the worst they have seen in decades and higher operating costs these days will make it harder to bounce back.

Fields in some southern parts of the province are so parched that seeds have failed to germinate, leaving some farmers with little or no hay for feed.

Some areas have seen less than 100 millimetres of moisture since April, according to the latest crop report.

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