Harvesting in Some Fields, Planting in Others


As we knew would be the case here late in August, the local USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service Field Offices report that things were really happening in the fields this past week.

Montana’s winter wheat harvest as of this past Sunday was 66{4d08edaf359bc2115b18a651716ebd427a137946ddca2143fa23b3ea721061e4} complete.  While still behind the 5-year-average and where we were last year, it was good movement from the 38{4d08edaf359bc2115b18a651716ebd427a137946ddca2143fa23b3ea721061e4} the week before.  Spring wheat harvest is now 14{4d08edaf359bc2115b18a651716ebd427a137946ddca2143fa23b3ea721061e4} done.

In North Dakota, 53{4d08edaf359bc2115b18a651716ebd427a137946ddca2143fa23b3ea721061e4} of the spring wheat has seen the combine.  While slightly behind average, it’s dramatically better than the 6{4d08edaf359bc2115b18a651716ebd427a137946ddca2143fa23b3ea721061e4} that had been harvested at this time last year.

As some in South Dakota finish their spring wheat harvest, which is now 94{4d08edaf359bc2115b18a651716ebd427a137946ddca2143fa23b3ea721061e4} complete, others started seeding winter wheat last week.  3{4d08edaf359bc2115b18a651716ebd427a137946ddca2143fa23b3ea721061e4} of that crop is in the ground.

In Wyoming, 91{4d08edaf359bc2115b18a651716ebd427a137946ddca2143fa23b3ea721061e4} of winter wheat and 62{4d08edaf359bc2115b18a651716ebd427a137946ddca2143fa23b3ea721061e4} of spring wheat has seen the combine.

Click on your state below for the full progress report and to check on crop conditions.



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Haylie Shipp


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