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Wheat Harvest Begins Wrapping Up In Southern Plains

Texas- Winter wheat and oats harvest continued in northern areas of the state and was nearly complete.

Oklahoma- Plowing of wheat ground was 67 percent complete, 33 points ahead of normal.

Kansas- Wheat harvest was all but completed by Sunday, compared with 76 percent at this time last year. Twenty-four percent of the third cutting had been completed. 

Colorado- The crop harvest continued with 87 percent harvested at week’s end, 73 percentage points ahead of the five-year average.   Winter wheat progressed to 98 percent ripe.  The crop was rated in mostly fair condition.  Spring wheat was 66 percent headed and was reported in mostly fair to good condition by the end of the week.

Nebraska- Triple digit temperatures along with limited precipitation depleted soil moisture levels and caused crop conditions to decline. Wheat ripe was 88 percent, compared to the average of 23.  Wheat harvested was 69 percent, compared to 1 percent last year. Most of the remaining crop to be harvested was in the panhandle.

South Dakota- Winter wheat harvest was under way with 11 percent harvested. Spring wheat was at 65 percent turning color.


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