North Dakota Wheat Commission Administrator Neal Fisher says there are a few bright spots with the spring wheat and durum crop in the state, but there’s also disappointment. “Spring wheat harvest is sporadic right now.” Fisher is seeing more balers than combines running. “People may wince when I say that, but that’s the truth. I was talking with two farmers who were raking wheat this week, trying to get cattle feed. The economic value of some of this material as cattle feed probably outranks the harvest rate of it. I don’t want to be doomsday, but that’s a reality we’re dealing with here.” Fisher says it will also be an interesting year for spring wheat customers, because a lot of previous wheat inventory has been marketed. Photo credit: Charlie Vogel, Minnesota Wheat.
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