Small grains harvest in Montana is several weeks behind. Located north of Billings, Broadview, MT farmer Michelle Jones says the growing season has been favorable for wheat. “July was scorching hot, but before that it was cool, which delayed crop progress,” says Jones. Recent rainfall and cool temperatures are causing the harvest delays. “Usually by this time of year, we’re easily done with all of the small grain harvest.” Jones still has to harvest the crop, but some winter wheat has gone through the combine. “So far yields look really good. Quality is a mixed bag, especially for protein, but there is plenty of test weight. We should be able to blend the protein and end up with good quality wheat.”
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