Weather hammers wheat crop in Nebraska

A Southeast Nebraska farmer says weather took a toll on his wheat crop.

Steve Wellman tells Brownfield, at best, averaging 45 bushels per acre, which isn’t good. “The winterkill – no cover during the winter from snow – it was exposed and we lost some stand that way.”

He says leading up to harvest last month, he was concerned about feed supplies for his cow/calf operation due to severe drought. “I thought we needed hay.  We put half of it up for forage and the other half we harvested.”

But, Wellman says, the quality was slightly above average and was able to harvest it before several rain events last month.

He spoke with Brownfield at Beck’s Field Show near Goehner, Nebraska.

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