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Spring Wheat Tour Participants Estimate 44.9 Bushels Per Acre

Wheat Quality Council tour participants tied the record for the most number of stops on their Spring Wheat tour that ended on Thursday. Executive Director Ben Handcock says 472 total stops were made in North Dakota, Northern South Dakota and Western Minnesota on the tour. He says they’re estimating a nearly 45 bushel per acre crop which matches last year’s number.

Handcock says if the weather holds and doesn’t heat up dramatically then the harvested crop will match expectations for a good crop.

Handcock says there were some acres that never got planted and most of those were in pockets near Minot and along the North Dakota, Canadian border. He says most of the high yielding wheat got planted.

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