first_imgby James Jordan, Sumner Newscow — As the wheat harvest started a week or so ago, farmers and agriculture officials were expecting to find a much better crop than what they had the last couple of years. Now that it is in full swing, they are finding their predictions were correct.In Sumner County, 35-70 bushels per acre are being reported, which is a lot better than last year when even 20 would have been considered good. The weather cooperated mostly, and recent rains have not hampered progress much. Some fields are still wet, but for the most part farmers are reaping a really good harvest.Sumner County Extension Agent Randy Hein said test weights are around 62 to 64 pounds per bushel. The benchmark is usually 60 pounds per bushel.“It sounds like it’s pretty good from what I have heard,” Hein said.In the upper parts of the state, and to some extent in the west, yields are even better, according to the Kansas Wheat Commission, with patches of 100 bushels per acre being reported.The good crop is appreciated by those growing wheat, but they are finding prices have fallen.Prices had averaged about $5 a bushel over the past year. The prices were well over $7 a bushel during the drought years of 2012-13, according to K-State research. This year is even worse. The Agriculture department said prices are as low as $3.60 a bushel in some areas and $4 is common.Some are holding on to their wheat, hoping prices will rise. If the farmers have a place to store it they can hold out awhile, but if they have to pay for storage, that negates higher prices to some extent.Hein said the harvest is going smoothly so far, and some are holding off on selling their wheat, hoping for better prices. The harvest is huge, as Kansas is the nation’s top wheat producer, and Sumner County is always at the top of the list of counties producing wheat.The harvest does not last long though. Hein said people in Sumner County will probably be done in another week to 10 days.Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

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