Liberal, KS

Now: 77 °F

Currently: Fair

Hi: 77 °F | Lo: 43 °F

Saturday

Hi: 71 °F 

Lo: 47 °F

Sunday

Hi: 72 °F 

Lo: 38 °F

Monday

Hi: 64 °F 

Lo: 34 °F

Tuesday

Hi: 69 °F 

Lo: 40 °F

Wednesday

Hi: 71 °F 

Lo: 37 °F

Kansas Wheat Prices A Boon To Kansas Farmers

KSCB News - August 6, 2010 12:00 am

Kansas wheat farmers are reaping the benefits of a global concern over the shortage of grains.

Prices have jumped nearly $3 since the middle of the harvest after Russia announced it would ban grain exports for the rest of the year. Dry weather in Europe and an influx of money from speculators have also contributed to the highest prices for wheat in two years.

Ken Jameson, vice president of the Garden City Coop’s grain division, says farmers have already sold 75 percent of their wheat crop. He says it normally would be March before that much wheat was sold.

Wheat prices at Garden City were $6.35 at the close of market Thursday and hovered around $6.70 in Hutchinson. Prices at many of the state’s elevators in June reached a low of nearly $3.50.

 

Latest Stories

Broadcast Square audio archives October 14 to 18, 2019

You can listen to archived Broadcast Square audio from the week of October 14 to 18,...

Alabama Man Charged in a Fatal Shooting in Boise City has Pleaded Guilty to Murder

(AP) – The last of three Alabama men charged in a fatal shooting in the Oklahoma...

Seward County Commissioners to Meet, Consider Changing Hours of Administration Building

The Seward County Commission will meet on Monday October 21 at 5:30pm. Items on the agenda...