Farmers aren’t wasting any time getting the spring wheat harvested in northwest Minnesota. Minnesota Wheat Executive Director Charlie Vogel anticipates some significant progress in Monday’s USDA Crop Progress update. “The 2019 harvest continues to loom in everyone’s minds and farmers will take advantage of every good weather day possible to get it in the bin,” says Vogel. “When it’s all said and done, the crop will likely be slightly lower than trend-line yields. I’m hearing about low falling numbers in the Bejou area, but outside of that pocket, most reports are near average.” In the Bejou area, Vogel says one farmer was reporting falling numbers at 280 in his best field and 190 in the worst. Vogel is encouraging farmers to test their wheat before it goes into on-farm storage. The cause of the low falling numbers remains an unknown at this time.
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