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Wheat harvest underway

Although delayed by rain, early cutting shows wheat better than expected

The 2014 wheat harvest in Barton County is slowing getting rolling, despite recent rains and damp fields. But, despite the tepid beginning, the wheat is looking better than anticipated, grain elevator operators said.
“It’s trying to get started,” said Dennis Neeland, operations manger for Great Bend Co-op. The cooperative  has elevators in Great Bend, as well as Albert, Boyd, Ellinwood, Pawnee Rock, Radium and Seward.
“The first load came in late Monday,” Neeland said. With all of its locations taking wheat, 129,000 bushels had come across the scales as of early Thursday.
Some producers have been chomping at ...

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