Canadian farmers looking to take advantage of recent rains can start buying inputs for next year's crop now and not pay until January 2004, with a financing programme offered by the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool (SWP), in partnership with Farm Credit Canada (FCC). The crop input loan programme, one of several in the Pool's Farm Smart financing options package, was introduced in January of this year. It allows farmers to purchase crop inputs for next year's crop any time after 1 September of this year, with the loan not due and payable until 31 January 2004.