Kansas wheat harvest looks to be ‘variable’


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Kansas Wheat says “variability” is expected to be the name of the game as winter wheat harvest progresses through the state.

Reports out of south central and southeastern Kansas this week indicate yields and test weights are slightly above average, while protein levels remain similar to last year. Derek Klingenberg of Peabody, Kansas reported yields of 55 to 60 bushels per acre with test weights running from 62 to 65 pounds.  Jacquelyne Leffler of Americus, Kansas says their yields have been in the low 60’s with 62 pound test weights.

Harvest is just getting underway in southwest Kansas. Kansas Wheat says many questions remain about the crop in western Kansas, which was impacted by late snow and freezing temperatures.

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