Wheat farmers seek out ways to wait out low prices

From the Capital Press

Mark Sheffels doesn’t plant as much wheat as he once did.

Sheffels, who farms west of Spokane near Davenport and Wilbur, Wash., started reducing his wheat acreage several years ago in favor of winter peas.

He made the move because of low wheat prices and the high costs of raising it.

“Even when markets suggest we ought to do something else, agronomically it’s pretty hard to find replacements,” Sheffels said. “But we’re getting there, little by little.” Read the rest of the story here.

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