Rains Slow Wheat Harvest
Joe Denoyer - July 6, 2021 8:51 am
Many Kansas farm families spent the Independence Day weekend in the wheat fields, as warmer temperatures and dry winds allowed them to return to wheat harvest. However, not everyone had the opportunity as a few scattered showers kept some areas too wet to cut.
Yields are ranging from 30 to 65 bushels per acre, with the average coming in the mid-40s. Last week’s high moisture levels of 13 to 14 percent have now returned to 11 percent. Test weights were excellent at 62 to 63 pounds per bushel before the rain, and have fallen slightly to 58 to 60 pounds per bushel. Proteins are ranging from 12.2 percent to 16.2 percent.