Liberal, KS

Now: 31 °F

Currently: Fog

Hi: 31 °F | Lo: 28 °F

Friday

Hi: 58 °F 

Lo: 38 °F

Saturday

Hi: 48 °F 

Lo: 22 °F

Sunday

Hi: 44 °F 

Lo: 25 °F

Monday

Hi: 54 °F 

Lo: 32 °F

Tuesday

Hi: 62 °F 

Lo: 26 °F

Kansas Wheat Harvest a Mixed Bag For Farmers

Joe Denoyer - June 29, 2017 3:52 pm

The 2017 winter wheat harvest has been a mixed bag for Kansas so far as farmers race to bring in the crop amid damaging spring storms that have pounded some crops with hail.

Justin Gilpin, chief executive officer for the industry group Kansas Wheat, says fields around Norton and Goodland in northwest Kansas were hit by hail earlier this week. That comes on the heels of a lot of hail last week around Garden City and Deerfield in southwest Kansas.

A common theme with this year’s wheat crop has been variability.

Yields have ranged from 10 to 70 bushels per acre. Protein levels have gone up in heat-stressed crops in western Kansas. But hail has also destroyed some crops and some fields had so much disease they were not harvested.

 

Latest Stories

Judge Rules Somalis Can Testify in Bomb Plot Case

(AP) – A federal judge has ruled that Somali immigrants can testify at the sentencing of...

Martin Luther King Jr. March and Program on Monday Jan. 21st

The Martin Luther King Day Committee will be hosting its annual Martin Luther King Day event...

Skyland, SCCC Partner for Ag Career Opportunities

by Rachel Coleman, SCCC The value of Seward County Community College’s agriculture department was evident when...