You could hear the sigh of relief in many parts of the province over the past day or two as a long awaited rain covered a big swath of Saskatchewan.

agriculture-crops-farming.jpgWhile some regions didn’t get as much as they wanted or were missed altogether, there was a big chunk of the province that did enjoy a welcome deluge. This is especially true in the southeast where they got an early start to seeding and had gone for a long stretch without moisture.

And on top of that – a development that had many talking drought – the strong and seemingly endless winds compounded the situation.

The long arid period resulted in many crops failing to germinate or being very patchy and while this rain will help, there will no doubt be crops that will be inconsistent.

Nonetheless, talk of drought in many regions is now over, with prospects for at least an average crop in those areas improving significantly, something that is good news for the broader economy as agriculture has been the one bright spot at a time when commodity prices are suffering.Read more of Paul Martin's Business Updates

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Paul Martin

Written by Paul Martin

Paul Martin is the chair of Martin Charlton Communications. You’ve heard him on the radio, seen him on TV and read him in newspapers and magazines. Paul is a popular keynote speaker on topics ranging from the economy to tapping community potential. His unique blend of communication and business knowledge has made him a highly sought-after consultant. As the Chair of Martin Charlton Communications, Paul is MCC’s ‘go to’ guy for all things business in Saskatchewan. He is the chair of four Saskatchewan branches of TEC (The Executive Committee) – a global organization dedicated to improving the performance and enhancing the lives of CEOs – which has more than 50 CEOs and senior executives among its Saskatchewan members. The long and short: Paul knows the province’s corporate community and business economy like few others. He is a potent conduit for anyone looking to do business in Saskatchewan, Canada’s fastest growing economy. His strategic advice is unrivaled.