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Drought Hurts Kansas Wheat Crop

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  An ongoing drought is taking a toll on the Kansas wheat crop.
    Participants in the Wheat Quality Council's winter wheat tour observed conditions as they inspected crops in 644 fields over the three-day tour this week.
    They say Kansas growers will likely harvest 243.3 million bushels this season.  That would be the state's smallest winter wheat harvest in nearly 30 years.        Last year, 333.6 million bushels were harvested in Kansas.  

  Scouts also forecast an average yield statewide of 37 bushels per acre this season. That is well under the 48 bushels per acre average for wheat harvested in 2017.
    
 

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