The spring wheat crop has a decent stand across much of North Dakota, but there is a divide. “In the west, the topsoil moisture has been challenged by hot, windy days. That’s starting to take a toll,” said Neal Fisher, administrator, North Dakota Wheat Commission. “Producers are worried about many their crops, including wheat.” There may already be some yield loss. “We’ve seen some early heading. This starts to be alarming, because it usually that means the crop doesn’t reach the stature it would otherwise.”
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