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Wheat Harvest Poised to Start in Kansas

6-08-09

Farmers in the most southern tier of Kansas counties are poised to start the wheat harvest in the next couple of days.
Elevator managers in southern Barber County, usually the first area in Kansas to cut, say they’ll likely see the first wheat in two or three days.
The prognosis for North Central Kansas is probably a 2 ½-or-3 week time frame before the combines start rolling locally.
Scott Chapman from Post Rock Extension, says this year’s wheat harvest is not likely to measure up to last year’s harvest. His prediction – “The low end of average.”
Chapman said the dry winter and the late freeze are the reasons this year’s wheat harvest won’t come close to the bumper crops cut the past two summers.

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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".