By Brian Cross, The Western Producer,  August 3, 2017 

Saskatchewan crops losing yield daily under extreme dry conditions

Relentless heat continued to take a toll on crops in western and southern Saskatchewan this week, turning what might have been an above average harvest into one that will be average at best in some areas and below average in others.

In southwestern Saskatchewan, daytime temperatures peaked at more than 38 C July 30, capping off what has been one of the hottest and driest months on record in the province’s southern grain belt.

In Swift Current, roughly nine millimetres of rain fell during the month of July.

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