May 10, 2013 in The Dickinson Press
FARGO North Dakota’s winter wheat crop is forecast at 17.7 million bushels, down 56 percent from last year’s record crop. Continue Reading
June 12, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
The USDA’s agricultural statistics office in Fargo said the crop planted in September will reap 35.3 million bushels next month, up 2 percent from its May forecast and 154 percent above 2011 production. That’s a record by far; the previous record production was 26.2 million bushels in 2009. Continue Reading
May 10, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
North Dakota farmers look to harvest a record amount of winter wheat from a record number of acres this summer, due largely to the late, wet spring last year that made the September-planted crop a better-than-normal option. Continue Reading
February 20, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
In the most recent U.S. Department of Agriculture reports, released at the end of January, snow cover for the winter wheat crop was rated as 80 percent poor in North Dakota, 87 percent poor in South Dakota and 87 percent poor or very poor in Montana. No such estimates were made for Minnesota, which has a negligible 50,000 acres of seeded winter wheat. Continue Reading
February 2, 2012 in The Dickinson Press
Temperatures have been both pleasantly warm and frigidly cold recently, and area farmers are curious as to what affect recent weather will have on their winter wheat this year.
January 12, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
North Dakota farmers planted 700,000 acres of winter wheat in September, a 75 percent increase from a year earlier and the most ever, except for a brief spike in 1984 and 1985 when acres ballooned to 750,000.
Still, the acres reported Thursday were a little less than crop watchers expected because of the late spring last year. Continue Reading