North Dakota, Week Quality Council, Jesse Allen discussed on American Ag Today


Welcome in to another episode of american anger today produced by the american league network. I'm your host jesse allen. Thank you for joining us here. On the show as we are talking about the recent spring wheat tour durham to her with the wheat. Quality council across north dakota. They were up there last week. And taking a look at that spring wheat crop that been here a lot about a lot of trouble with that crop and a lot of concern with the heat and dryness. It's been up there in the northern plains at the canadian prairies and getting a good first hand. Look at what's going on in north dakota at least here last week and joining us here on the show. Today we have dave green with the week quality council. Thanks for making time to join us here today. Dave my pleasure. Well dave the spring wheat to or. I know you guys wrapping that up here this week and we've heard a lot of the stories. The last few weeks about how much trouble that spring wheat crop is in across the northern plains. The canadian prairies. And we've been hearing the reports from you and your team here this week. Just about what you're seeing now that we're wrapping up this tour or just love your thoughts. What is the shape of that. Spring wheat crop. Is it as bad as we've been fearing well. I guess the short answer is that I was kinda shocked by by how bad it was particularly the the center. Part of the state We we have seen that. There was a red blocks on that palmer drought index and and If people told us that obviously it had rained most of the state for a long time. But you know so so coming in. He's still see it with your eyes. It does shock you a little bit and just see just what you know. No rainfall can do and and and that's kind of what we saw now as far as the prize or you know caught off guard or or whether it's better than i thought are worse i i. I don't know i. I think overall i was kind of. I thought that the story of this crop tour was that there was a miller's and and end users were very concerned going this crop or that not only. Would we have a little crop but a little low yielding crop but then it would have policy issues that that the he would have shriveled kernels. And we'd have had you know not enough emphasis firm. Tough to bill and tough to blend and i. I was pleasantly surprised. I know there was a lot of relief from everybody to see that. That doesn't seem to be the case. It looks like the the weak kernels that are there as small as they are are filling not shriveling and i. I suspect we're going to end up with a with a low yielding very high quality crop. I know some of the yields that Your team sent out during the week I know some of those bad areas that you alluded to we were seeing yield estimates in the twenty s range some other estimates were in the forties. Talk about what you heard from your team in. Maybe some good areas of north dakota where he saw some of that high quality. Wieland's what did that look like. Dave almost looked. You know the picture that was described was almost like If you if you could if you put a picture frame around north dakota you know maybe that first county around the outside of the entire state or or maybe even two counties in Looks to be pretty decent. You know not not average Not above average. You know something less than average but you know normal ish looking drier season crying of crops. I mean you know to your point in the forty six As you got off of that and move towards the center of the state or towards the river We got into areas where you know it. It got exceptionally poor. And then in between those than you know were areas that had gotten a shower and didn't or vista shower. You know highly variable in some of that transition brown between the real and and those those border areas now dave. We've heard a lot of chatter on social media and and heard from folks the last few weeks that they've been comparing this crop to nineteen eighty eight. Which we know was just a terrible year. Would you say it's on that level or is it better than what we saw. Last night's all the eight. Yeah yeah i i. I would have been one of those that that i saw that as an analog year you know when you started looking at crop conditions that are reported you know it. Was you know the percent good. Excellent la- so low and that was a magic year but just looking at that crop year with you know. Twenty percents Abandonment and fifteen. Bushel yield average. What they're spillway. This crop could get to that level unless definitely good news to here and you know just overall here dave obviously looking at issues With the crop and we continue to see moving forward. How that's going to translate to final yields and everything but overall i it seems like your guys is assessment on the week quality council tour. Is that not as bad as it was made out to be but still has its issues. Would that be probably a good assessment. Oh yeah it all depends on what you what you're saying if you were expecting to see the ninety eight crop reincarnate this then. Yeah i think things are much better than than you were you. You're thinking it would be at the time but So so yeah from that from that aspect if you were that negative To that level then then this would have been surprisingly good But this is this is a you know. This is a two thirds of a crop. You know half a crop and most of those areas two-thirds of crop and other areas. So so it's it's not good dave I appreciate your time here today. Any final thoughts You want to mention for us here before we run out of time. No it was It was a good tour. We covered a lot of grab. We think we did the right. We think we stopped enough with Eleven number of people to to get Enough results that would be meaningful and We'll see how the government takes. We did here in a few weeks. We will definitely see that and we appreciate you and your teams hard work. That's dave green with quality council. Thanks for joining me today. On a i appreciate it and again. That's green with quality council. Joining us to talk about the spring wheat and durham to or last week across north dakota with the week quality council and again a lot of things to consider with that spring week rob across the northern plains. Also here on american anger today. A group of midwestern senators urged the by administration to consider biofuels like ethanol as part of its environmental agenda focused by the administration includes a push towards electric vehicles the lawmakers tell the administration in a letter quote. Unfortunately the promise of homegrown biofuels at our agriculture sector appeared to be woefully underrepresented in your administration's energy environmental and transportation agenda and quote the group meeting with president joe biden and cabinet members to discuss immediate and intermediate steps administration could take to feature american agriculture and biofuels as part of the energy and environmental agenda lawmakers say recent studies have found corn ethanol to have forty six percent lower life cycle emissions than gasoline. The letter also asked the administration to rigorously implement the renewable fuel. Standard senate republicans. John thune chuck grassley roy blunt. Jerry moran deb fisher. Mike rouse joni ernst ben sasse and roger marshall sign the letter. This has been american. Act today produced by the american league network. I'm your host jesse allen wishing you a great rest of your day..

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