|a year ago today. Most crops are filling
well and the canola looks to be in exceptional shape but we are weeks away from the
1999 harvest. Yesterday they received up to an inch of rain in the Weekes area while
we remained dry despite yesterday morning ominous clouds which had broken up considerably
by about ten in the morning.
Meanwhile the drought the has hit the Eastern seaboard of the United States has driven much of that area into water rationing and both the Chicago and Winnipeg markets were edging upward in all grains through this past week. The United States government has immediately realised the problem and declared the area a disaster pumping several billion dollars in to American agriculture.