Wheat Crop Looking Good, Despite Late Start

The wheat crop is looking good in Northern Michigan, despite the slow start to the season.

Just like almost every other crop, the late winter and cool spring delayed things, but now things are very positive.

Eisenga Farms in Marion says the crop actually looks a little above average and that it’s just a little behind.

The farm says the golden brown color, heads starting to tip, and a bite test let them know when it’s time to harvest.

Right now, their wheat is passing all three tests. Now, all they need is dry weather for harvesting.


Farms plans to harvest next week and hope to be done in 10 days to two weeks.

9&10’s Breelynn Martin and Photojournalist Jeff Blakeman visited the farm.