Final results from the Wheat Quality Council tour have an overall weighted average for spring wheat at 29.1 bushels per acre. Compared to an average year, like 2015, this is about two-thirds of the normal crop. The all-wheat yield estimate is at 28.9 bushels per acre. Council Executive Vice-President Dave Green thinks there is a sense of relief through some of the trade. “It’s a short crop, but we’re thankful for the quality.” The big question going into and also, coming out of the tour is abandonment. “That’s difficult to measure, because it can happen in many ways,” says Reid Christopherson, executive director, South Dakota Wheat Commission. More abandonment details are expected in the fall. Hear the story.