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Published July 09, 2010, 08:50 AM

Cool temperatures, high humidity slow Kansas harvest

WICHITA, Kan. — Cooler than normal temperatures coupled with high humidity have slowed harvest progress in northwest Kansas.

WICHITA, Kan. — Cooler than normal temperatures coupled with high humidity have slowed harvest progress in northwest Kansas.

The industry group Kansas Wheat reported Thursday that some farmers in isolated areas of the region were able to squeeze a few hours of cutting in between rain in the last few days.

Farmers in the Colby area are reporting yields from 50 to 85 bushels per acre with 62 to 65 pound test weights. Some of the protein levels have come in as high as 13.5 percent.

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