06 Jul 20% Chance
St. Francis, Kan. – Another stop with a good crop, what’s a harvester to do? Rejoice, that’s what we do! The elevators, farmers, harvesters and gas station owners are all grinning with a wheat crop like this.
The rain over the weekend slowed everyone down for a good day and half. On Monday, nobody was sure if the wheat would be ready to thrash or if the ground was dry enough to hold up a combine. Come 4pm, everyone in Cheyenne County decided to try a sample and by 4:30pm, the lines at the elevator were out of control.
There was talk of rain coming again within the next 24 hours so the urgency was not misplaced. The funny thing I have found about this area is that when the weatherman says there is a 90 percent chance of rain for the area, it might spit on one corner of the county and call it a day. When the weatherman says there is a 20 percent chance for scattered showers, the entire area gets drenched. Today, the 20 percent chance only bore fruit to a small shower but it was enough to cut our evening short. The last day and half has allowed us to finish up with Farmer Tadd and move on to Farmer Randy. We have seen yields between 60 and 70 and it’s looking to be around 80 to start Farmer Randy’s fields off. Test weights are between 57 and 60 pounds.
Bread Count – 3,371,868.36 loaves
Quote of the Day – “I have a rumbling in my rotors.”
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