STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT Wonderful weather for wheat
A year ago at this time, I was impressed by the many fields of fine-looking wheat I saw across Agweek country. In the fall of 2014, I did a cover story on the run of strong wheat crops that the region... Posted on 6/23/15 at 8:18 AM
Earlier-than-usual planting this spring and the hot, dry summer have accelerated normal crop maturity and harvest. The region's small grains harvest is wrapped up already, two weeks ahead of schedule. Many other crops across the Upper Midwest also could be harvested as much as two weeks early.
Erik Younggren wants to play a role in shaping his future. In the process, he’ll help to shape the future of other wheat farmers, too. The Hallock, Minn., farmer is the new president of the National Association of Wheat Growers.
The Federal Aviation Administration says the number of hours flown by crop dusters climbed 29 percent between 2003 and 2007 to more than 1.4 million. The surge in demand is mainly in the Midwest and tied closely to the region's hallmark crops — corn and soybeans.
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