Seeds of Doubt


While parts of Canada enjoy record temperatures and sunny skies, farmers across the prairies are battling a deluge that is starting to threaten this year’s crop, particularly for oilseeds like canola, a popular frying oil in professional kitchens.

According to a recent article from the CBC, farmers in Manitoba — who for the last several years have battled dry growing seasons — this spring’s heavy storms have been equally unwelcome.

“Some of the stuff that was only under water for a day or two, it likely will survive,” Walter Finlay, a Souris-area farmer told the agency. “But we’sve got some that’s under three feet of water and there will still be water there in the fall.”

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