Spring wheat seeding is starting in south-central South Dakota. “Fortunately for them, this was well-timed,” says South Dakota Wheat Commission Executive Director Reid Christopherson. “After the crop was seeded, the southern portion of the state was covered in a wet snow. The northern part of the state remains dry and those farmers are watching conditions closely.” Another challenge for spring wheat will be competing with other commodities ahead of planting season. “There’s a strong group of South Dakota farmers who will always have wheat part of their rotation and others need to watch the economics of their farms and move accordingly.”
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