MarketsFarm gave their market outlook last week.

Bruce Burnett, the Director of Weather and Market Information gave the weather presentation as part of the online event.

He says the La Nina weather we have been experiencing this year in Western Canada has not been typical.

"Really this is exactly the opposite from what we would expect during a La Nina. Typically, what we would see is strong northerly flows, so below normal temperatures. The storm track usually is running through, I would call it the traditional parkland areas. Let's say from the Peace River region down to Winnipeg in sort of a direct line where most of the precipitation falls, and that certainly hasn't happened this year."

He notes normally with a La Nina we would see more snow and colder conditions in Canada, with a return to colder temperatures expected next week.

Burnett says some areas of the prairies went into the winter with fairly dry conditions adding that moisture is going to be the theme for this year.

The biggest concern is on the eastern side of the prairies - parts of Saskatchewan and into Manitoba.

"The areas that were drier than normal were up in Northern Alberta, essentially Northeastern Alberta across through into the Southern Peace, as well as in Manitoba where it has been the driest so far this winter. That's a significant concern here I would say for the Eastern third of Saskatchewan and most of Manitoba there's not adequate snow cover."

According to Burnett, the April through June long range forecast is calling for cooler than normal temperatures which could mean some delays with seeding especially in the Northern Prairies.

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