Wheat harvest far from great, but overall quality still a surprise
There were simply too many factors working against the Southwest Kansas wheat crop this year.
For some farmers, it began with planting conditions last fall and continued through an extremely dry winter and spring. If that wasn’t enough, a freeze, combined with hot temperatures and strong winds for more than a two week stretch in early June looked like it might set the stage for many farmers to abandon their wheat rather than go through the expense of cutting it.
However, if wheat is nothing else, it’s resilient.
The crop seems to have overcome a variety of adverse conditions to produce yields that, while not great, aren’t near as bleak as anticipated.
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