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Kansas wheat harvest progressing despite setbacks

Jul 05, 2018 at 07:05 AM CST

KANSAS CITY — Kansas wheat producers managed to advance the winter wheat harvest 19 percentage points last week despite regular rains that some farmers say have reduced test weights.

In its weekly Crop Progress report issued late July 2, the U.S. Department of Agriculture indicated Kansas winter wheat harvest was 71% completed by July 1 compared with 52% a week earlier and 63% as the 2013-17 average for the date. Harvest in adjacent states was 98% completed in Oklahoma (90% as the average for the date), 80% in Texas (83%), 7% in Nebraska (9%) and 21% in Colorado (9%).