It’s been a wet end to summer and temperatures are remaining unseasonably cool. This combination has put spring wheat harvest behind the average pace. For some of the wheat, rain over Labor Day weekend meant, yet again, another harvest delay. Minnesota Association of Wheat Growers Executive Director Charlie Vogel says another heavy rain on the wheat is dropping already low falling numbers. “Get your wheat tested by the field, know what your falling numbers are and keep it separate,” says Vogel. “I’ve been visiting with crop insurance professionals, and as a rule from 200 to 300 in falling numbers is not insurable. Anything below 200, and I’ve been hearing numbers in the 80s, there is a formula for the insurance.” Hear from Vogel in this interview.
Source: Red River Farm Network