Liberal, KS

Now: 57 °F

Currently: Fair

Hi: 57 °F | Lo: 36 °F

Sunday

Hi: 76 °F 

Lo: 45 °F

Monday

Hi: 72 °F 

Lo: 19 °F

Tuesday

Hi: 39 °F 

Lo: 9 °F

Wednesday

Hi: 39 °F 

Lo: 14 °F

Thursday

Hi: 48 °F 

Lo: 27 °F

Wheat Harvest In Kansas Underway

KSCB News - June 17, 2009 12:00 am

The first loads of the 2009 Kansas winter wheat crop are coming in.

The OK Co-Op Grain Co. in Kiowa reported Wednesday that harvest has started “in pretty good fashion” once fields dried from the weekend rains.

Interim manager Kelly Davidson said the elevator took in about 250,000 bushels of wheat after cutting began in earnest Tuesday afternoon.

Quality is fair with test weights averaging about 59 pounds per bushel.

Davidson said he expects to have a decent harvest, although it won’t be a bin breaker. Early reports are that the yield is a little bit better than expected.

Kiowa is typically the first place in the state to begin wheat harvest.

 

Latest Stories

Broadcast Square audio archives February 12 to 16, 2018

You can listen to archived Broadcast Square audio from the week of February 12 to 16,...

Cadet Law Gives Students Law Enforcement Experience

High school students interested in law enforcement will have the opportunity this summer to see what...

Local Students Win Electric Co-Op Youth Leadership Trips

Local students win electric co-op youth leadership trips Seven local students who will represent TCEC as...