Drought Could Take Toll on Southwest Kansas Economy
KSCB News - July 11, 2011 5:56 am
GARDEN CITY, Kan. (AP) – Crop losses linked to severe drought
conditions are expected to take a toll on the economy in southwest
The Garden City Telegram reported that the Garden City Co-Op is
estimating taking about 35 to 40 percent less grain than usual.
Crop insurance will soften the hit. But Garden City Co-Op CEO
John McClelland still predicts that businesses that sell trucks,
trailers and combines will take a hit.
McClelland says off years are part of the industry.
He noted that southwest Kansas is coming off of three or four
excellent years, with record-setting harvests.