While many farmers are waiting on warm and dry weather to return to the field, harvest is still advancing in some areas around Saskatchewan.
The 2015 crop is 52 percent combined with 30 percent swathed or ready to straight-cut, according to this week's crop report.
Provincial farmers are ahead of the five year average of 42 percent combined and 33 percent swathed or ready to straight-cut.
Producers in the southwest remain furthest ahead this week with 75 percent of the crop combined. Producers in the southeast have 73 percent of the crop in the bin. In the west-central region 42 percent is combined, 37 percent here in the east central region, 30 percent in the northwest and 29 percent in the northeast.
Trace amounts of rain has fallen in the more fortunate areas while some southwestern and northeastern areas have seen over an inch of rain.
Topsoil moisture conditions are rated as 11 percent surplus, 82 percent adequate, six percent short, and one percent very short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture conditions are rated as five percent surplus, 81 percent adequate, 12 percent short, and two percent very short.
Damage is minimal across the province after certain areas experienced frost, crops were mature enough to survive. Strong winds have blown swaths around and some standing crops have lodged and shelled out.
Crops that have been harvested so far are estimated to fall within the top two quality grades including 86 percent of field peas, 76 percent of lentils, and 70 percent of durum.
Harvest operations are keeping farmers busy along with hauling bales.
The Ministry of Agriculture's forage, feed and custom service listing for producers to advertise and source feed products can be found at www.agriculture.gov.sk.ca/FeedForageListing.