Kansas Wheat Projected Sharply Lower on Drought and Heat Stress

July 6, 2012

A desert-like atmosphere in May and June damaged Kansas wheat prospects,  shrinking the harvest by 10% below USDA's current estimate.   Kansas is the United States largest winter wheat state producing nearly one-quarter of the national crop.  This is hard red winter wheat valued for its high protein as a bread-wheat.   

The Kansas Wheat Quality Tour in early April saw a very promising wheat crop, estimating the 2012 harvest at 404 million bushels with a state yield of 49.1 bushels per acre.   If achieved, this would  have been the biggest Kansas harvest since 2003,  when  480 million bushels were reaped... subscribers continue to full story...

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