Spring wheat harvests well-ahead of average. As of Monday, 81 percent of the crop was harvested, nearly 20 points ahead of average.
In North Dakota, harvested wheat was 82 percent, well ahead of the 55-percent average.
North Dakota’s growing season featured early seeding, followed with dry conditions in May and June. Midsummer rain in July delayed harvest.
Farmers are happy to cut the crop many thought was lost.