17 Jun Jada: Still rained out
Hoffman Harvesting is still in Kiowa, KS and we are still unable to cut. Yesterday some of us went into Wichita to run some errands. No rain fell in the evening so we were hoping we would be able to get back it the field today. To our dismay, we received rain in the early morning. Prior to the rainfall this morning, we had already received 4 inches. To get out of the camper, we visited with the Spicer family and did some maintence on our machinery. Just to see where we were at with moisture, we took a sample in to the elevator around 5 p.m. Unfortunately, the wheat tested at 17% moisture which isn’t a shock because everything still looks wet at a glance. Hopefully, no rain will come so things dry up and we can get back in the field.
Jada Bulgin can be reached at email@example.com. All Aboard 2010 Wheat Harvest is sponsored by High Plains Journal and DuPont Crop Protection.