Final results for the Winter Wheat Tour paint a gloomy picture for the year

Results from the Hard Red Winter Wheat tour paint a dismal picture for this year’s crop, which could be the worst in 60 years.

The tour spanned three days and 600 stops across Kansas showing an average of 30 bushels per acre. That is down nearly ten points from last year but one bushel higher than USDA’s last prediction. However, it is 13 million bushels lower in total production.

Along the way, they found the crops showing poor stands, freeze damage, and even some abandoned fields.