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Q: How does weather impact your harvest?
Weather can greatly impact our harvest – depending on what type of weather with determine how severe. For instance, many parts of the Prairies experience both rain and snow events numerous times during the fall months.
These types of events can delay harvest since the wheat seed needs to be a certain moisture for farmers to harvest. If the kernel has a higher moisture content, the farmer must make the choice of waiting for warmer weather to dry the kernel or harvest and use a type of machine to dry the kernel to the correct moisture content.
Another impact of snow and rain is a decrease in crop grade. When a crop is degraded this can result in a lower price for crop commodity – thus a lower profit for the farmer.
– Janine Paly, AWC director from Thorhild, AB.View All Questions