Kansas wheat production is expected to shrink sharply below the current USDA estimate, due to historic heat and spring moisture stress.
Kansas Temperature Record Shattered
Kansas wheat temperatures averaged 60.6 F in March-May and 7.3 F above normal, shattering the 1986 previous record of 57.1 F. The historical data set begins in 1950. The extreme heat promoted premature ripening and kernel shriveling. This is expected to reduce the Kansas wheat yield below the 43 bushels per acre projected by USDA in the June report... subscribers continue to full story...