North Dakota Wheat Commission Policy and Marketing Director Jim Peterson says the next five weeks will be critical for North Dakota’s spring wheat. “Right now, the crop certainly has a lot of potential. It looks good, but if we get a patch of early frost or cool weather, it’s a concern. It’s a long way from being in the grain bin.” Peterson says a good comparison year for this year’s crop is 2015 and 2016. “2015 was a later planting year. The big thing then is how many kernels will fill? That’s the tough thing right now.”
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