Kansas wheat farmers taking advantage of warm, dry weather

Wheat crop (KSN File Photo)

MANHATTAN, Kan. – The hot, dry weather across much of Kansas Sunday meant Kansas wheat farmers were in their fields getting their harvests underway.

According to a news release from Kansas Wheat, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Statistics Service is estimating Kansas farmers will harvest about 314.5 million bushels of what this summer. That estimate is an increase of 272 million bushels over last year’s harvest.

The USDA says while the rains this spring and summer have been helpful to wheat farmers across the state, the continual precipitation across Kansas means harvesters in some parts of Kansas are having to work faster to take advantage of the warm, dry weather.

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