Seeding officially started in Vulcan County last weekend.

Director of agricultural services for the county, Kelly Malmberg, says the water from the recent overland flooding went away about as quick as it came.

"Things thawed out and it soaked up pretty quick, and we're kind of back to normal right now. Trying to fix some roads and there's lots of sloughs. People are going to be going around some sloughs this year when they're seeding, but it's sad the way they it came, but we really could use the moisture so that was welcome."

Malmberg said, farmers about a week behind their normal seeding schedule, but they're still optimistic.

"The way these seeders are set up now, people are pulling some pretty big equipment around. They can cover a lot of acres in a week, so I guess we'll see where we're at after. We've got a weather event coming here, but I'd say by the May long weekend it should be interesting to see where we're at, but I think we're going to catch up to our average."

He adds, they'll likely see an increase in wheat and pea acres in Vulcan county, and a drop in acres seeded to canola.

 

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