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2019 Wheat Harvest: The long wait is over in Pratt County

Jun 27, 2019 at 07:03 PM CST
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A long wait came to an end Monday for three Pratt County farmers as they watched wheat kernels pour from the combine into a waiting grain truck. On the first day of 2019 wheat harvest, this moment was long-anticipated and the crop coming in looked good for Gary Slief, Danny Quint and Mark Peachey. Shorter than average stalks and heavy clouds of dust could not diminish smiles as the 63 test-weight wheat filled the truck. “This is right at 12 to 13 percent moisture,” said Slief, who rode shotgun on the combine coming out of the field to unload. “Tomorrow will get real busy around here.”