Rain Helps and Hinders Alberta Farmers

- Freshly planted seed

Precipitation across Alberta over the past week helped and hindered farmers, the latest crop report from Alberta Agriculture and Forestry on June 5, says.

In areas where seeding is complete the moisture is helping with crop development while in areas seeding is behind, the rain has caused further delays. “Generally, all areas would benefit from some warmer weather,” the report notes.

Provincially seeding is at 93 per cent done, up 14 per cent from the previous week but below the five-year average of 94 per cent.