Minnesota Association of Wheat Growers Chief Executive Officer Charlie Vogel says as expected, Minnesota’s spring wheat crop is variable. “I don’t think there’s a field out there that will be average, everything is drought stressed. The silver lining is the majority of quality looks good. It’s variable. We didn’t get widespread rains, we got thunderstorms. If farmers lived where it rained, I’m getting calls about 60 to 70 bushels/acre wheat. The drier areas are reporting 20 to 30 bushels/acre. Driving around, I think we’ll be one-third off of average.” Vogel sees increasing interest in raising wheat in southern Minnesota. “As the soil health narrative becomes more popular, we’re seeing more wheat grown and complex rotations in this part of the country.”
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