In the 38 years farmer Bryan Jorgensen has been growing winter wheat, he’s never seen a crop not emerge. The Ideal, South Dakota farmer tells Brownfield the crop is typically ankle high in late November, but that’s not the case this year.
“We’ve not had any significant moisture since July. I planted more than 3,000 acres of winter wheat in September and early October. To date, not a bit of it has emerged.