«May 2020»

Dates and agendas for upcoming meetings of the Montana Wheat and Barley Committee are posted below, along with minutes from previous meetings. If you would like additional information, or minutes from a meeting not posted here, please contact us.


Committee Updates

Your Checkoff Dollars at Work

Montana’s farmers continue to see the importance of investing in local research and market development. Over the years our directors have stressed the importance of investing it Montana State University varietal breeding program and enhanced agronomic practices.

Crop Progress: Spring Wheat and Durum Planting Advances 25% in Montana.

A lot of progress was made last week in Montana. Barley progress increased 15% now at 79% which is on par with the 5-year average. Durum and Spring Wheat being much of the focus last week for many farmers. We saw Spring Wheat jumping 25% up to 75% planted with the 5-year average being at 77%, Durum moving up 28% to 54% but still being slightly behind average of 67%.

Crop Progress, Catch Up

Soil Mositure and Winter Wheat conditions are looking great. There is a slight shift from fair and good conditions to excellent. We have seen warm dry weather this week, farmers have been able to get out and plant.