The Montana Wheat and Barley Committee: Putting your checkoff dollars to work.

Established in 1967, the Montana Wheat and Barley Committee promotes research, marketing and education for the benefit of Big Sky producers living, working and growing here in the Last Best Place.

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               Montana Wheat And Barley Budget Board Meeting                                                    

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                                                         Tentative                                                                                        October 1-28, 2020

                                    December 2 & 3, 2020 9 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.                                                       $2501 or more

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Crop Progress, Snow Day Delay

Over the weekend Great Falls received record October snowfall totaling around 35 CM. Temperatures dropped significantly hovering around the freezing point. How this will affect winter wheat planting is still yet to be known. If temperatures continue below freezing and snowfall continues in winter wheat growing regions, issues may arise. Looking into early November an opportune window to plant is possible.

Crop Progress, Winter Wheat Planting 9% Behind Average

Rain and snow are now in the forecast. It can often dissipate in the dry prairies; it looks like rain is coming but nothing falls. These photos of dark clouds in the horizon did not amount to much of any rainfall. Producers are hoping for some moisture. Currently at 66% planted I see many are waiting a little until we get some of the projected moisture. We are 9% below the 5 year average but slight above last years woes.

  • Interested in Purchasing Montana Wheat and Barley?
    View updated crop info, learn about grain quality and production, find export and transportation details, and meet Montana farmers.
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  • Checkoff dollars at work
    The Montana Wheat and Barley Committee is the checkoff organization for wheat and barley growers in the state, funded and directed by Montana producers.
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    Virtual Experience
    Video presentations from the MWBC.
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