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This harvest season the Canadian Agriculture Safety Association (CASA) is reminding producers of the dangers of moving grain and why it is important to BeGrainSafe and follow safe grain handling practices It takes mere seconds to become engulfed in grain, and far too often grain entrapment leads to serious injury or death.
Harvest activities are just getting underway across the prairies. Grain Market Analyst Brennan Turner says he's not a big fan of selling direct off the combine unless you have to as prices are generally lower. He says when it comes to the harvest the first few fields are usually pretty good, adding that some farmers have been pleasantly surprised by what the yield monitors are showing.
As part of their management plan they defer grazing til September on some of their native pasture with a goal of providing at least a year long rest. They also intensively manage the tame pastures, and have additional water sources through pipelines and remote watering systems to extend grazing on the native grass.
Manitoba Agriculture's latest crop report says harvest has started in winter wheat and fall rye, with a good portion of those crops already combined. Reported yields are average for both crops. Crop condition looks good to very good in most parts of the province.