Spring wheat yields in western and north central North Dakota were estimated at 24.6 bushels per acre. That compares to 40.8 bushels per acre in 2019 and the five-year average of 42.2 bushels. “I was right in the middle of that big dark red blotch in North Dakota on the drought map,” said Dave Green, executive vice president, Wheat Quality Council. “I thought it was the lousiest set of stops I’ve had in a long, long time. There were about eight stops in a row that we put yields well under 20 bushels per acre, more like ten.” Josh Longtin with Miller Milling Company traveled north of Bismarck to the Canadian border, then headed east towards Rolla and back south to Devils Lake. Compared to the previous day, Longtin says fields were definitely poorer. “It will be borderline if farmers even try to harvest it for grain. On a positive note, we haven’t noticed hardly any quality issues, which is good for millers.” The average durum yield on day two was calculated at 23.6 bushels per acre. On the final day of the spring wheat tour, crop scouts will travel north and east from Devils Lake and end in Fargo. Listen to the story.