Millions of acres of canola freeze on Canada’s Prairies, compounding ‘harvest from hell’
By Saskatoon Star Phoenix
Heavy snow and rain during harvest on the Canadian Prairies have left several million acres of canola buried until spring, the latest blow in a miserable year that may compound farmer problems into 2020.
In Alberta, 17 per cent of canola was unharvested as of Nov. 5, according to the provincial government, along with 12 per cent of Saskatchewan’s canola and nine per cent of Manitoba’s output measured around the same time. Based on Canadian government planting estimates, that unharvested canola represents some 2.7 million acres, or 13 per cent of national plantings. | READ MORE