Jun 14, 2016 at 05:13 PM CST
Kansas appears to have a bountiful wheat crop this year, easing some of the sting from the low prices it has been fetching.
The latest forecast released raised the government’s estimate for the size of this year’s U.S. winter wheat crop to 1.51 billion bushels. That is up 10 percent from a year ago.
Cutting near the Oklahoma-Kansas border began on June 6, said Steve Inslee, manager at the OK Co-op Grain Co. in Kiowa. Early loads coming in showed yields of 50 to 60 bushels an acre, which far exceeds the typical 38 to 42 bushels an acre for that area.