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Kansas Wheat Prediction Up Slightly

Better than expected is the latest word used to describe the estimated Kansas wheat harvest. That’s what a new report from Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service is saying. The latest estimate predicts the Kansas crop will come in at around 300-million bushels.

That number represents about a 3% increase over the forecast made about a month ago. By the way, that’s the good news. Here’s the bad news, the new production estimates are still 21% below last year’s 380-million bushel bumper crop.

You can reduce those big numbers down to per acre bushels by plugging in these numbers – 40 last year and an estimated 32 this year.

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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".