June 20 Kansas Wheat Harvest Report

From http://www.kswheat.com/wheatpageid322_2013KansasWheatHarvestReports.shtml

 

This is Day 1 of the 2013 Kansas Wheat Harvest Reports, brought to you by the Kansas City Board of Trade – a part of the CME Group, the Kansas Grain & Feed Association, the Kansas Wheat Commission and Kansas Association of Wheat Growers.

 

After weather-related stops and starts, the 2013 Kansas wheat harvest is officially underway in several south central Kansas locations, with test cutting as far north as McPherson County in central Kansas and as far west as Clark County.

 

Harvest traditionally begins near Kiowa, where a few isolated fields of wheat were harvested last week. On Tuesday, however, the harvest campaign really got underway, according to Steve Inslee, general manager of the OK Co-op in Kiowa. So far, about 350,000 bushels have been taken in by the elevator. Test weight averages 59 pounds per bushel, and protein ranges from 12 to 15.6. Despite a rain earlier this week, the wheat is dry and Inslee says weather-permitting, the area harvest could be complete in a week.

 

Cowley County Extension Agent Jill Zimmerman says farmers in Sumner County began harvesting mid-afternoon Tuesday, after fields had dried out from a one-inch shower on Sunday …

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