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Wheat Crop Suffering In Western Kansas
05/02/2013

Observers on the state’s wheat tour say it’s not looking good for western Kansas wheat because of the drought. On Wednesday, howling wind and cold temperatures made it rough for 80 volunteers studying the fields. They are trying to make an accurate forecast of the state’s wheat yield. The weather has tease the observers and farmers with lots of clouds but little to no moisture falling from them. A fitting symbol of what the drought has done to the wheat crop. “Rain makes grain, and the weather today, while cold and windy and a little wet, we need a lot more rain to make anything of the crop in western Kansas,” said Aaron Harries, Kansas Wheat Commission. Around 80 volunteers from across the country fanned out across the state observing and studying the fields and determining how much wheat can be produced. The yields vary widely, including some fields that won’t yield anything. Observers say the wheat crop throughout western Kansas is weeks behind schedule and that the freeze events last month had little effect on the wheat. It just burned leaf tips because the crop is so late the heads had not grown above ground. The state’s wheat crop forecast is set to be unveiled Thursday.
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