Dry winter is just what’s needed

The so-far dry winter in Alberta is raising hopes that farmers will be able to get onto their fields early in order to deal with more than one million acres of unharvested crops.

As of Jan. 31, snowpack accumulations were generally below normal in most areas (save for southern Alberta, where little to no snow on the ground is normal). In much of east-central Alberta, and most areas north of the Yellowhead Highway, including much of the Peace Region, snowpacks are anywhere from one-in-12-year lows to one-in-50-year lows.

Provincial soil moisture reports can be found at agriculture.alberta.ca.

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