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.