Wolfard, North Dakota farmer Chris Brossart says field conditions are variable and spotty rains are fickle. “Some parts of the farm has only received half an inch of rain all season. Barley is probably a week to 10 days ahead of normal, and they’re starting to head out, which is definitely not normal.” The heat has taken a toll on the wheat crop. “Wheat is anywhere from four to 16 inches tall and heading out, so it’s all going to be short this year.”
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