Michigan’s wheat crop on track for solid season

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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