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Weather taking toll on winter wheat production


December 21, 2018

Havre Daily News/Ryan Berry

The sun sets over a wheat field Wednesday north of Havre. The Havre area is producing about 50,000 fewer acres of winter wheat than normal this season.

With tumultuous weather over the last few years, the amount of land planted in winter wheat has dropped in this region.

Going into next year, the amount of hard red winter wheat planted in Hill County has dropped more than 25 percent.

Experts and producers agree that this drop is because of weather conditions over the summer and fall months and that it is too soon to tell what next year's crop will look like.

According to the United States Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistic Service in 2018 approximately 195,000 acres of winter wheat was planted in Hill County.


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