Without profitable prices, leaders fear future of U.S. wheat at risk

From Farm Journal’s Ag Professional

It’s a serene setting this time of year. Amber waves of grain surround these mountains as combines are starting to move through the harvest-ready golden fields in the Pacific Northwest.

“This is day two,” says Kevin Duling of KD Investors in north central Oregon, while he was in the field harvesting. “We started yesterday afternoon.”

As harvest kicks off, Duling says this year’s crop is coming out of the field right on time.

“We usually started right aim for the 15th of July,” says Duling. “Moisture levels were consistent saying we should have started right now.”

The Pacific Northwest is home to field after field of soft white wheat. A crop that – this year- is coming in surprisingly strong. Read the rest of the article here.