Harvest in progress

Lance Service, left, passes Zane Nolin as they combine wheat on Rick Spencelly’s farm east of the city Wednesday.

Lance Service, left, passes Zane Nolin as they combine wheat on Rick Spencelly’s farm east of the city Wednesday.

Alberta Agriculture reports about 15 per cent of this year’s crop is already in the bin while 26 per cent has been swathed.

Poor yields are reported from eastern parts of Central Alberta while some western areas report significant yield losses due to the Aug. 3rd hailstorm.

Overall, crop yields are well below 10-year averages with some crops being used instead for forage.

Pasture conditions are reported as 43 per cent poor, 47 per cent fair, and ten per cent good.

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