Oahe Grain General Manager Tim Luken says the small grain harvest is moving along at Onida, South Dakota. “Winter wheat harvest is done and the spring wheat harvest is finishing up. It will be over this week,” says Luken. “When it comes to yield, the worst winter wheat yield we heard was 20 bushels/acre. Quality is good. There were good test weights in our area, but south of here, it was lighter. The protein was higher than one year ago at an average of 14.2 percent.” The spring wheat crop is surprising. “We thought the crop wouldn’t have good yields. There are some fields with very low yields, but better fields were at the 30 bushels/acre range. The wheat is short, but with no-till and spotty rains, it doesn’t have to be tall to do ok.”
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