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...