World Weather Agri-Meteorologist Drew Lerner is speaking to farmers across the Prairies.
 
This week, he told producers it will not be as wet in the 2017 growing season as it was last year, but don't expect many dry patterns until later in the summer and stretching into harvest.
 
"The spring season will end up being good enough that we'll get along, we'll be able to get rid of some of the moisture surpluses and be able to get out and work in the fields," explained Lerner. "It's not going to be ideal, but we'll be able to get some of these other crops out of the fields and get some of the crop in and then we'll be able to get some regularly occurring rainfall in the summer and then a dry finish."
 
He says in the meantime it looks fairly promising for farmers who still have unharvested crops from last year that will need to combine before seeding.

Lerner will be a keynote speaker next week at Manitoba Ag Days in Brandon.

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