The Kansas winter wheat harvest has passed
the halfway mark, with farmers bringing in what's being called an
above-average crop in yields and quality.
Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service reported Monday that
harvest was 55 percent complete.
Justin Gilpin is chief executive officer of the trade group
Kansas Wheat. He says that with favorable weather forecast for the
next few days, the harvest should wind down this week across most
Gilpin also says the wheat has been averaging protein levels of
about 12 percent - the rough benchmark for domestic breads and for
demand from other countries. That is easing early market fears
prompted by low-protein wheat harvested in Texas and Oklahoma.