Local Wheat Crops Will Be Short, But Growers Remain Optimistic About Yield
Ada, MN — The crops in the Red River Valley have had about every obstacle thrown at them this spring, including high winds, late frost, heat, and now drought. However, a recent inch of rain has helped producers climb the latest hurdle. Tate Petry, a farmer north of Ada, joined us on our Farm and Field Program this week. Petry says the rain came at a pivotal time for his wheat crop.
Petry adds that the wheat crop is pretty resilient, but the heat and lack of moisture will play a factor in the overall yield. Despite that remain optimistic for this summer’s harvest.
Listen to the full interview with Tate Petry and all our interviews from this week’s Farm and Field Show on our website, rjbroadcasting.com. Just search “farm and field.”