Dry conditions have hampered wheat seeding and emergence in the core U.S. wheat regions. Approximately, 74 percent of the U.S winter wheat crop is in an area experiencing drought. “A lot of the western U.S. is struggling with abnormally dry weather with the crop getting planted into abnormally dry dirt,” said Dave Green, executive vice president, Wheat Quality Council. “It’s not an official death nail for the crop, but it is a bad start.” Green says the wheat could still turn out to be an average crop if there were timely rains.
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