Dickinson, North Dakota farmer Ed Kessel says the spring wheat is struggling. “There will be pockets of good and a lot of bad. One thing that’s also showing up now is more grasshoppers. I’ve sprayed the outer edges of my fields, but I’m not sure how we’ll keep them from getting worse. They’re also in the pastures eating up whatever is left.” The Wheat Quality Council’s Spring Wheat Tour is coming up the week of July 26. “This year’s tour will be interesting following the drop in spring wheat production from the USDA. There is decent spring wheat south of Dickinson, but other farmers are haying their crop.” Kessel was also a farmer panelist on carbon markets during last week’s Cultivate Conference. Hear the full interview.
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