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Kansas Wheat Harvest Begins

KSCB News - June 6, 2011 5:01 pm

Combines have begun rolling over the first fields of winter wheat in south central Kansas.

Early reports show good qualitycrops with decent test weights
and protein levels even, though yields are expected to be down amid
drought conditions. Farmers typically cut their best fields first.

Justin Gilpin at Kansas Wheat said Monday the wheat is so far
along that within a week harvest activity will have begun as far
north as Salina and out as far west as Hays.

The OK Co-op elevator in Kiowa has received about 30 percent of
the crop with test weights averaging 62 pounds a bushel. At the
Farmers Co-op in Wellington test weights are coming in at 61 to 63
pounds per bushel.

South Haven started cutting Friday and Sumner County started
cutting Saturda


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