Julie Arseneault, from Fermes Urbainville in the Évangéline region, says that the 2023 season is “not a disaster”, but not exceptional either .
Alan Miller, meanwhile, farms about 400 acres of grain and soybeans in Elmwood. A delay in sowing as well as the weather conditions this fall delayed its harvest.
November was a really scary month. I have never harvested soybeans in November in my life, he laments.
We can't four or five sunny days, which is exactly what we need right now. The harvest is very, very slow for soybeans, continues the farmer.
While in a typical year, 95% of its soybean harvest is harvested by Halloween, this year it is only x27;at 50% at the beginning of December.
In Urbainville, Julie Arsenault had to leave 200 acres of wheat and the entire pea harvest in the ground due to humidity.
It's been so wet that the peas have actually sprouted in the garden. Impossible to harvest them, she says.
The farmer still wants to be confident about the results of the year , despite the vagaries of the weather and after drier years. We expect a not exceptional season, but not a disaster. A little in the middle. We can certainly accept that.