Smaller wheat crop than normal predicted for this year

Test weights mostly good

June 16, 2018 - 9:09 pm

Despite smaller crops, some farmers are seeing higher profit yields.

Kansas farmers are harvesting a smaller winter wheat crop amid an ongoing drought, but the size of the crop is offset some by higher-quality wheat and rising prices. Yields are down but test weights are mostly good. Growers are also seeing higher protein levels in many loads, which leads to higher prices. Kansas is the nation's leading wheat producer, even with a crop forecast to be down 19 percent from last year.

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