South Dakota Wheat Commission Executive Director Reid Christopherson is looking at an excellent winter wheat crop. “Our top state average in history is 52 bushels per acre and most farms this year are reporting 70 to 75 bushels an acre or more,” said Christopherson. “It’s not uncommon to be hearing some farm reports exceeding 100 bushels per acre.” As winter wheat harvest wraps up, spring wheat harvest is beginning in South Dakota. “One of the last places spring wheat harvest will likely wrap up is in the northeast portion of the state. That’s the wetter part of the state, but at this point in time, the disease is very low in the crop.” Christopherson was part of Tuesday’s virtual wheat update.
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