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Area wheat farmers anticipating great harvest

PHOTO: Kansas Ag Network



BENTON — It’s almost here. Wheat harvest is right around the corner and area grain elevators are already seeing their first grain trickle into their facilities.

Mid Kansas Co-op reports that six or seven area farmers have started brining in their first loads. So far Spencer Reames, location manager, said test weights are around 60 and moisture around 13 average. Yields, he said, are ranging anywhere form 35 to 65 bushels per acre.

“We anticipate a good season,” Reames said. “There’s to a lot of acres of wheat around here, but what’s out there should be fairly decent.”

Low prices hovering around $3.80 per bushel had local farmers planting less wheat. Prices went up slightly Monday, but have hovered around the $4 per bushel mark since last harvest.

Reames anticipates that the majority of local farmers will begin harvest by the end of the week.



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