EDMONTON — Alberta farmers are breathing a sigh of relief thanks to a warm, dry fall that followed a soggy summer, reports The Globe and Mail.The farmers have virtually finished harvesting good quality crops for the season and are anticipating strong market prices for canola, wheat and other produce.
“Growers right now really have the benefit of good weather, good crops and high prices,” said Errol Anderson of ProMarket Communications as quoted in The Globe.
Alberta Agriculture reports 90 per cent of the fields in southern and central parts of the province are harvested, compared with 50 per cent last year.
Although, the prices for crops are strong now, they could be affected by the global economy, including the stock market and European crisis.
For more on the Alberta harvest, visit The Globe and Mail.