Louisiana Wheat Acres in Deep Valley Due To Pestilence, Prices (with video)

By Forrest Laws, Delta Farm Press

These are not the best of times for wheat growers in Louisiana or most of the Mid-South states, Steve Harrison, professor of agronomy and wheat breeder for the Louisiana State University AgCenter units says. Fusarium head blight, uncertain weather conditions and low prices and low basis for wheat have combined to push wheat acres to the lowest level – 16,000 acres according to USDA’s Farm Service Agency – in decades.