Clay County farmers have just started harvesting in earnest, according to Jim Spector, manager at Farmway Coop in Clay Center. Yields range from 40 to 60 bushels per acre for the most part; test weights average 60 to 61 pounds per bushel and protein ranges from 10 to 11. Spector says farmers expect an above average harvest, and the elevator will take in more bushels than usual due to an increase in wheat acres planted last fall.
In the Team Marketing Association trade territory that includes 50 locations in nine counties in central Kansas, harvest is about 50% complete and farmers are having an above-average harvest overall, according to TMA’s Ted Schultz. Yields average a bit better than 50 bushels per acre, test weights are above 60 pounds per bushel and protein is 11.5.