Michigan’s wheat crop on track for solid season
April 13, 2021 By Nicole Heslip Filed Under: Crops, Crops, Michigan, News, Wheat
Michigan Agricultural Commodities President Bruce Sutherland tells Brownfield he believes USDA’s outlook for the state’s wheat crop is conservative.
“The last USDA report had us at 580,000, I personally think it’s a little bit larger than that,” he says.
He says very high condition ratings to start the season are expected to set the crop up for a strong production year.
“I think yields will be very good so I think the wheat market will be one to focus on,” he says. “We’ve had very strong prices.”
USDA is reporting winter wheat is ahead of the five-year average with 15 percent jointed and condition rated 72 percent good to excellent.
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