The Challenges Facing South Dakota's Wheat Crop - Reid Christopherson

Aug 10, 2021  | 31 min  | Ep368 | Podcast


The rainfall in 2019 broke up a series of dry years in South Dakota. The 2020-21 winter wheat crop spent much of the year trying to grow in drought conditions. Now that harvest is almost complete, producers there are making decisions about planting the next winter crop into parched soils. We get a lay of the land with Reid Christopherson, the Executive Director of the South Dakota Wheat Commission about challenges facing producers who have turned to crop rotation and diversity in recent years. Click here for the discussion of the beauty of Christopherson's home state and some secret locations to visit. 

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