The long, late harvest has also impacted local charity crops, as they rely on volunteer farmers to help them take the crop off.

The Ponoka Growing Project however is set to combine their 172 acre canola crop just north of Morningside this afternoon.

Executive Member Beth Weleschuk says they are grateful for those that are still willing to make time to bring their equipment "definitely local farmers contribute combines, trucks, grain carts, it's a wonderful community contribution.  I expect we'll have fewer than we normally do".

The proceeds go to the Canadian Foodgrains Bank to help those in need world wide, last year the Ponoka group contributed $65,000 from their charity crop.

Their charity harvest is set for 1 pm at the crop just off Highway 2A on Spruce Road, refreshments will be served and the group is still accepting donations for the Canadian Foodgrains Bank.