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Harvest Begins Locally

The Wednesday-Thursday hot-hot weather made a giant impact on the progress of the fledgling wheat harvest in Kansas. #1… It has jolted the anemic effort going on in the South Central part of the state into high gear and #2… The harvest-perfect weather has tempted more than just a handful of local producers to bring in their first tentative loads of wheat to area elevators.

The Farmway Coop Elevator in Westfall reported early yesterday afternoon that they had received several loads cut south of town. The biggest surprise – the numbers. Test weights were above 60 and the moisture content was just under 13.

Even more amazing, particularly in light of predictions just a week ago, is the steady trickle of wheat coming into the Farmway Coop Elevator in Beloit. The earliest load came in Wednesday afternoon. Moisture content was a bit high ranging from a low of 13 ½ to a high of 18. The test weights were much more impressive with a range of 59 to 62.

Folks, it looks like harvest is here.

About Mike Schrant

Mike is one of those guys who has spent nearly a lifetime trying to figure out what he wants to do when he grows up. He has split time as a broadcaster and educator having first worked in radio in the early 1970’s while attending junior college. The two careers are directly connected because many of the 25 years as an educator were spent teaching broadcast journalism at the high school and college levels. Mike is married and has three adult children (no grandchildren yet) and enjoys sports, debating politics, gardening, landscaping-hauling rocks, and swapping stories with the "good old boys".