Wheat: Crop Fared Better Than 2019, Yields Varied by Planting Date – DTN Sep 23, 2020

🕔Sep 23, 2020
Spring wheat planting was adversely affected in the spring of 2020, especially in eastern North Dakota and northwest Minnesota. Many producers had to deal with overly wet field conditions and […]

Spring Wheat Tour Goes Virtual Due to Coronavirus – DTN Jul 28, 2020

🕔Jul 28, 2020
As harvest time approaches for the United States spring wheat and durum crops, domestic and international customers are anxious to get the latest crop information. Because the 2020 Wheat Quality […]

Midwest Farmer Commentary: Corn Harvest, Other Challenges in 2019 – DTN Jan 8, 2020

🕔Jan 8, 2020
As the calendar turned to 2020, corn harvest in the U.S. was not 100% complete. In the last weekly Crop Progress report for 2019, USDA reported that as of Dec. […]

Soybeans: How Bad Was the 2020 Season? – Farmer Commentary – DTN Dec 4, 2019

🕔Dec 4, 2019
Normally, I would have written a soybean harvest story in late October. This year, however, soybean harvest was very late for many and, in fact, is still not 100% finished. […]

Wheat: Wet Conditions Stalling Harvest, Quality Concerns – DTN Oct 8, 2019

🕔Oct 8, 2019
The 2019 spring wheat and durum planting season was stalled by late-spring snow, along with constant rains in some of the key growing areas of the Northern Plains. Fast forward […]

Midwest Planting – Weather Persevered but So Did Farmers – DTN Jun 25, 2019

🕔Jun 25, 2019
Two months ago, I wrote a story titled “Lack of 2019 Spring Wheat Planting: Time to Push the Panic Button Yet?” I told farmers and elevator managers who contributed to […]

Upper Midwest Drought: Mixed Conditions Affected Crop Yield and Quality – DTN Oct 31, 2017

🕔Oct 31, 2017
North and South Dakota and parts of northwestern Minnesota suffered severe drought conditions this past summer — some areas more extreme than others — during critical growth stages for corn, […]

Wheat Harvest: Midwest, Plains Drought Harms Yield and Quality – DTN Aug 22, 2017

🕔Aug 22, 2017
As the U.S. spring wheat harvest nears the halfway point, producers from around the Upper Midwest and Northern Plains are reporting a wide range of yields, protein levels and grain […]

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