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.
While 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.