Wheat: Time to Give Spring Wheat Its Last Rites? – DTN Jun 22, 2021

🕔Jun 22, 2021
A few weeks ago, on June 1, I did a story titled “Is Spring Wheat on Life Support?” (here) and just a few weeks later many farmers in the severe […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Wheat Market: Harvest Nearing Finish – Variable Yields, High Protein – DTN Aug 21, 2018

🕔Aug 21, 2018
As of Friday, Aug. 17, U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) noted in their weekly harvest update that other than a few acres in Wyoming, the 2018 HRW harvest progress is now […]

Midwest Long Summer: Hail Stripped Corn Fields; Rain Drowned Crops – DTN Jul 10, 2018

🕔Jul 10, 2018
One year ago, on June 12, I had written about the severe drought in South and North Dakota that intensified as July rolled around. By that same time in June, […]

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 Tour: No Rain, No Yield – DTN Jul 26, 2017

🕔Jul 26, 2017
When crop scouts hit the road next week for the Wheat Quality Council’s annual Hard Spring Wheat and Durum Tour, they’ll take plenty of water, said tour organizer and council […]

Wheat Market: June Frost + Drought + Less Acreage Point to Higher Prices – DTN Jul 6, 2017

🕔Jul 6, 2017
That’s not a typo in the title of this week’s column. Over the last weekend of June, some of the already drought-stricken areas in north-central South Dakota saw a damaging […]

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