Some Northern Plains farmers have lower quality falling number wheat in the grain bin. Marketing the lower quality wheat was discussed during Thursday afternoon’s marketing panel at the Prairie Grains Conference. Arthur Companies General Manager Kevin Karel encourages farmers to find a home for that wheat and turn it into cash. “You’re competing with a lot of other people to sell an off quality product and also competing with other feed products,” he says. “If farmers have wheat above 200 falling numbers, there will be a home for it in a milling environment. If it’s below that, farmers need to probably get rid of it in the next six months. The North Dakota Mill is looking for good wheat and they have a great price. If growers have anything sub-300 falling numbers, hire custom trucks and get in line. They’ll be a good resource for people with marginal quality wheat.”
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