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Win A Harvest Prize Pack!

You could win a DuPont Harvest Prize Pack! Simply comment on the question below to be entered to win. The winning entry will be randomly selected from the comments section of this blog. You must comment to win.

How has weather made an impact on wheat harvest in your area?

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  • Chuck Downey
    Posted at 15:15h, 20 June

    The last 60 days have been wet, will lead to a later than normal harvest start.

    • Donald Kerschen
      Posted at 21:45h, 21 June

      Here in south central Ks wheat was looking good until last week a hail storm came thru and lasted over an hour took out about 200 acres of corn, 200 acres of soybeans and 25% of our wheat crop. Mother nature was not very kind. A lot of farmers was just getting started. So the weather has made a big impact on our harvest.

  • diana steinmetz
    Posted at 15:28h, 20 June

    In NW Kansas we are in need of rain badly. Fortunately our wheat looks good for the drought area. And, the temperatures have been good for the wheat while it has been filling in the head.

  • Velma Flory
    Posted at 15:28h, 20 June

    Seems like the wheat is late this year around here, now we are getting rain almost every evening, so it is not getting ripe too fast. See what the bushels are later……….

  • Shelly Norberg
    Posted at 15:42h, 20 June

    Slowing it down….don’t know when we’ll get to start.

  • Judith Hayhurst
    Posted at 15:47h, 20 June

    Here in north west England, we have had plenty of rain but now need sun to ripen it and to give us chanve to get near it. The south east however is so short of rain it seems to relate better to your Texas conditions. The chances of straw at a reasonable price as bedding are none existant, and the straw will be as short and as expensive as the grain.

    We are following the blog as our son has joined the Hoffman crew this year, and is have “A Ball”

  • Paul Regier
    Posted at 15:47h, 20 June

    Had 4000 acres wheat ave. In mid twenties. Dry weather. North central Oklahoma. Corn burning up. Around 2500 acres.

  • Janet Phillips
    Posted at 15:49h, 20 June

    It was a little dryer than normal here in SE Kansas which made our wheat turn out a little better and not have as many disease problems.

  • Melinda McCurley
    Posted at 16:03h, 20 June

    In South Central Kansas the drought hurt our yeild drastically. The test weights were great and you didn’t have to worry about high moisture dockage at the elevator. Pray for rain!!!

  • Janelle Popwell
    Posted at 16:22h, 20 June

    Due to the drought in Texas, we have moved to Kansas earlier than normal which has led us to new places. New places equals meeting new people which is fun!

  • Mandi Preisser
    Posted at 16:28h, 20 June

    My family and I have about 5000 acres here in southcentral Kansas. About 3500 was wheat. Dryland was definitely the worst wheat we’ve ever had. But luckily, the rest is irrigated and doing great! Growing up on a harvest crew, I have seen every type of weather and ran from tornadoes. Expect the unexpected!

  • Kris Heinze
    Posted at 16:35h, 20 June

    Lately the weather in north central Kansas has been sunny and hot and the t-storms have hit all around us but left our fields in decent shape (knock on wood). Perfect weather for ripening wheat! We should be starting harvest within the next few days!

  • Carolyn Lequire
    Posted at 16:48h, 20 June

    The wheat thrashing in East Tennessee is behind schedule. A series of heavy storms within the last week or so has put everything on hold ..the wet weather has even interrupted the opportunity to get the soybeans planted…..Carolyn…
    I enjoying reading about the wheat harvest way out West! ..thanks

    Posted at 21:29h, 20 June

    farm in central alberta canada put in about 2100 acres (1500 canola. 600 wheat) spring was moist but needed rain which we have recieved about 4 in in last ten days. it will make spraying hard and also give weeds head start. if can’t do good job dockage at elevator in fall will be high and costly. thatshow rain will effect us up here. harvest starts about late aug. early sept. have a good and save finish down south

  • Tyler
    Posted at 22:00h, 20 June

    Rain, which is welcome in our area currently, pushed us out of the field shortly after harvest got started today. Hail damage and drought have hurt yield this year.

  • jim tunstall
    Posted at 22:34h, 20 June

    cutting wet wheat in kc. river is threatning.

  • Greg Hallstrom
    Posted at 22:40h, 20 June

    Early seeded wheat is looking good now in northwest Minnesota with the drier weather and long day length this time of year. A week or two ago it was yellow from the cold wet spring. The later seeded wheat has a lot of drown out from the excess rain this spring. Our harvest probably will not start until September this year because of the late seeding.

  • Bryan M
    Posted at 22:45h, 20 June

    Our first stop in Texas was better than expected. Our second stop was as poor as expected, only about 1/3 the ac. left to cut. North central OK had pretty decent wheat for the dry year. Now we are waiting for the green wheat to ripen in KS.

  • Spring Lake Farms
    Posted at 07:56h, 21 June

    The drought has hurt our wheat in South Central Kansas. We harvested anything from 10 bu. to 60+ bu. wheat on our farm. We need rain for corn!

  • Karen.
    Posted at 08:16h, 21 June

    Quite a bit of hail damage (wheat, corn, soybeans) after severe storms the last two nights.

  • Karen.
    Posted at 08:16h, 21 June

    (in south-central Nebraska)

  • Brian H
    Posted at 08:23h, 21 June

    Here in NW Rawlins County (extreme NW Kansas) We have been getting timely rains all spring which has made the wheat look great and getting crops in the ground harder than we would have liked. With the moisture and hot sunny days we are looking at a later than normal start to harvest that is bound to be on the muddy side.

  • Dale Case
    Posted at 10:59h, 21 June

    Potential for at least a two to three week delay in start up.

  • Dale Case
    Posted at 11:01h, 21 June

    there will be at least a two to three week delay in start up .

  • Jo
    Posted at 11:04h, 21 June

    We have been having rain delay our harvest in central Ks. We are from n.w. of the Gt. Bend area and went to Salina on Sunday and they were cutting full force east of Hoisington all the way to Salina. They started cutting in our area yesterday, but wonder how much is going to be left in the head after all the storms and 30-40- mph winds we have been having these past few days.

  • Brian DeMarcus
    Posted at 11:56h, 21 June

    The weather has really made an impact on wheat harvest in Southwest Oklahoma. The drought has not only effected me personally with my crop being a failure it also has effected the many farmers and Custom Harvesters that i serve as being a community banker.The farmers made little if any wheat and the insurance checks are not here yet to service debt that comes due at this time of year and our Custom Crews had little if any wheat to combine in our area. The Custom Crews have a positive impact on the small towns which they stay in creating a void in business for at least another year for these communities. We are praying for rain as the cotton and other summer crops are in dire need at this point.

  • Teddy
    Posted at 12:14h, 21 June

    Better than expected. Harvest is 95% complete in Sumner county, KS!

    • All Aboard
      Posted at 08:14h, 24 June

      Congratulations Teddy!

      Teddy was the winner of our first Harvest Prize Pack and chosen randomly from our comments section. We’ll be giving away more prize packs in the weeks to come. All you have to do for your chance to win is participate. Thanks again and look for the next chance to win soon.

  • Karen
    Posted at 15:32h, 21 June

    We usually have the combines out and ready to go by this time. Due to lack of timely rains at planting time last Oct. our wheat has lots of delayed green heads. Lack of hot days and plenty of rain has added to the delay further here in north central Kansas. Some fields still have plenty of green, most unusual for this time of year.

  • Brent Bolay
    Posted at 16:58h, 21 June

    I’m in NC Oklahoma. We started harvesting on June 4th and finished on June 19th. The first 9 days were hot and dry and gave use prefect harvest conditions. We had a 1″ rain that delayed us for 2 days. Overall quality and yield were better than we were expecting.

  • Trinnade Hughes
    Posted at 17:23h, 21 June

    I guess that 2O-something inches of snow last winter was good for something here in SW MO, cause we just harvested our best wheat ever! Our offical check from our dealer was 109.58. Not to shabby! Of course we tried some new techinques out this year on our home farm with regurards to spraying and timing, but even our other wheat fields yeilded better than average. (Which was a refreshing change for us.) I’m amazed every year how much better genetics do, but with a little moisture they do extroidanry things!
    My heart breaks for those of you that are dry, or dealing with hail/storm damage. We had some early hail, and some terrible winds with the stroms out of Joplin that laid a bunch of wheat over, but over all, we have been very lucky this year.
    Best of luck to you all on the remainder of your harvest and to the growing season ahead! Be safe out there!

  • Anita DeWeese
    Posted at 19:07h, 21 June

    Harvest at our farm in southwest kansas is complete. Several hot windy days make short work of harvest. Great test weights averaged 63 with

  • Darla
    Posted at 08:21h, 22 June

    We had extremely dry conditions this spring in central Oklahoma. Our expectations for harvest were dismal so we were well pleased with our yield even though it was below average. We started harvest much earlier than usual and finished June 3. Wheat quality was exceptional–good test weight and high protein.

  • Tina Shepperd
    Posted at 09:03h, 22 June

    We had a severe lack of moisture in NW Oklahoma. Many thought that the wheat wouldn’t amount to anything, but it actually had pretty decent test weights. We started out on the lower end and ended up getting some pretty good fields when we got up a few miles north that saw more rain than we did.

    We finished up a couple weeks ago and i miss it already. Can’t wait for next year.

  • Jason K
    Posted at 09:07h, 22 June

    Two months ago I bought my tickets to fly back home to western Nebraska (from Arizona) for wheat harvest. We were expecting an early July harvest, but all the cool and wet weather has definitely put the wheat behind schedule. I’m hoping I will be home long enough to help dad out as much as I can before I have to go back to Arizona (where a few crews are cleaning up the last few fields north of Tucson) The farmers I’ve talked to here in AZ so far have mostly had yields on the 60 to 75 bu range with good test weights and decent protein.

  • Amanda
    Posted at 09:08h, 22 June

    Harvest was looking to be decent in North-Central KS because of some well-time rains in May until Tuesday afternoon when a hail storm came through!

  • Jessie Z
    Posted at 09:52h, 22 June

    Our wheat south of Manhattan is getting very close! I’m excited for harvest!

  • All Aboard
    Posted at 12:46h, 22 June

    We’ve selected our winner! Once they have been notified and confirmed we’ll announce the winner. Thanks to everyone for participating. We will be doing several giveaway’s throughout the summer so stay tuned to the blog for your chance to win!

  • Dale Hespe
    Posted at 23:48h, 26 June

    What should have taken about three and half weeks just took two weeks just less than 1/3 of normal