It is a mixed bag of wheat as producers across the Midwest have harvest in sight

Wheat harvest is officially underway in the midst of the heat!

A farmer in north-central Missouri shared with Farm Progress that the dry conditions were ideal for getting hay cut and dried, but she is still a week or so away from wheat harvest on her operation.
Meanwhile, a little north of her in Kansas, Alex Noll who farms in Jefferson County wrapped up harvesting wheat two weeks early and is not getting his double-crop soybeans in the ground.

Last week’s crop progress report showed that Kansas wheat conditions are currently rated 25% very poor to poor, 71% fair to good. Missouri is 95% fair to excellent, and Nebraska is rated 28% poor to fair and 72% good to excellent.

The latest progress report comes out this afternoon.

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