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Published July 08, 2010, 09:19 AM

Kansas winter wheat harvest brings in quality crops

WICHITA, Kan. — The latest Kansas wheat harvest report indicates growers in the northwestern region are bringing in excellent crops as cutting winds down.

WICHITA, Kan. — The latest Kansas wheat harvest report indicates growers in the northwestern region are bringing in excellent crops as cutting winds down.

The trade group Kansas Wheat reported Wednesday what it calls phenomenal crops from the first five days of cutting in St. Francis before last weekend’s rains. Test weights are ranging from 60 to nearly 66 pounds per bushel. Protein values are averaging 13 to 14 percent.

At the Decatur Co-op in Oberlin, harvest is about half finished at the cooperative’s nine locations with test weights between 58 and 63 pounds per bushel and protein values of 11 to 12.5 percent. General manager Kurt Anderson says it is an above-average crop.

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