STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT A sure sign it's dry
Wheat harvest is under way in much of the region, and normally farmers would want dry weather so they can get off their wheat in good shape.
This year, however, many wheat farmers want rain, even tho... Posted on 8/20/13 at 7:49 AM
2014 marks the first year that Elgin-ND, a hard red spring wheat variety from North Dakota State University, will be available for general distribution to commodity growers. Elgin-ND’s attributes are yield, quality and disease protection.
Wheat on the Northern Plains has been on the defensive in recent years. Pressure from competing crops, particularly corn and soybeans, has led many farmers to quit growing wheat, or at least reduce how much they raise. Interest in corn and soybeans is strong again this spring, and wheat acreage could continue to decline.
The wheat markets had losses of 15 to 20 cents last week, following along with the steep losses seen in the row crop markets. Noncommercial money was flowing out of the grain markets ahead of the holiday breaks and year-end.
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