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2018 Wheat Harvest Update



A very odd year in weather for crop growers. With late freezes and surging dry spells, some of the states crop production has been lower than expected worrying wheat producers. Jeri Geren from the K-State extension district tells us how our region is shaping up for the wheat harvest. She says not to many fields left to be harvested and numbers are fair as bushels per acre ranging in the mid 40’s to 50’s She also says our side of the states wheat crop isn’t having to the deal with too much disease either due to the weather. Giving us higher wheat numbers than most regions in western Kansas. Geren states to never wish bad upon your neighbor, but the struggling wheat markets on the western side of the state sway our markets way higher. Making our wheat crop right around average, even after a worry filled start.

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