North Dakota Wheat Commission Market Development and Research Manager Erica Olson says most of the spring wheat planting is happening in the western part of North Dakota. “They haven’t received the moisture. Further east and in the central part of North Dakota, there are delays.” Olson says the continued, cooler wet weather is a concern. “This is the slowest pace we’ve seen since 2011. That was a really wet year. Traditionally, farmers like to get spring wheat in the ground early,” says Olson. “There’s uncertainty. If we can get into the field in the next week or two, with modern technology, we can get a lot planted.”
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