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2018 wheat harvest underway, could be here this week

The Kansas wheat harvest is underway down south and could be here this week.

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Golden wheat is trickling into the Great Bend Coop as farmers begin testing the harvest waters, but by week’s end cutting could be in full swing, said Dennis Neeland, the cooperative’s operational manager.
“We’ve taken in a little, but its nothing to write home about,” he said. “But, give us a couple, good, hot, dry days, and we’ll be going.”
With drought-like conditions plaguing the state since last fall and the and late freezes this spring, state ag officials pegged this year’s harvest as the smallest since 1989. This follows last year which produced a ...


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