North Dakota Wheat Commission Administrator Neal Fisher expected spring wheat abandonment to be slightly higher in the state this year. “USDA has abandonment in North Dakota around six percent. That’s not far off from a typical year, running from three to five percent,” says Fisher. “At the same time, some people may have thought yields would be different. Yields stayed around 32 bushels per acre, which may have advanced higher due to the eastern part of the state.” Fisher says South Dakota and Montana have higher abandonment levels than North Dakota for 2021. “It’s one of those years we hope to not repeat.”
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