Weather conditions this year aren't what farmers were hoping for.

According to Bruce Burnett, the Canadian Wheat Board's Director of Weather and Market Analysis, with temperatures expected to be above normal soon, producers are facing increased weed growth among other problems.


Recent cool dry temperatures and small amounts of rain have helped the situation, but Burnett says farmers are very much in need of rain, particularly in the next week to ten days.


Burnett notes that top soil moisture and sub-soil moisture conditions are poor and thus regular rain is needed to achieve average yields.