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Western Kansas—The month of June is over and we’re on to July already and I've got my blue header on again. I have dreamed of having 100-bushel wheat to harvest again this year but when I got out west on June 29 I quickly noticed...

Dodge City, Kansas—For the first few days of cutting in southern Kansas we were fighting green. The moisture on the loads went 13.3% to 15%.  The fields I’m cutting have big, full wheat heads.  It’s all making over 60 bushels per acre.  The test weights...

Dodge City, Kansas–Schemper Harvesting’s four crews have finished up in Oklahoma and are in southern Kansas now. Jared cut wheat southwest of Wichita that yielded 25 to 50 bushels per acre and the test weights were 63 to 65 pounds per bushel. JC just got...

Weatherford, Oklahoma–We’ve been harvesting wheat averaging 40 and 50 bushels per acre. The test weight has been really good at 64 and 65 pounds per bushel. Then all at once to our surprise the test weight was 66.1 to 66.4 pounds per bushel and it...

Northern Texas—I’m writing while listening to the rain patter on the roof of the camper. It's my first rain of the season while out on the road. Listening to the rain after the crew has finished the southern most stop is a satisfying feeling. Our...

Weatherford, Oklahoma–We were lucky enough to have a ten day stretch to start out the wheat harvest before we got our first rain shower. It rained 80 hundredths last night here in the Weatherford, Oklahoma, area.  It feels great to work every day for ten...

Frederick, Oklahoma – Hello again All Aboard Wheat Harvest followers! Harvest is finally here and, as always, it’s great to be back in the wheat fields of the Great Plains of America!  However, I’m disappointed in the yields so far.  This area of southwest Oklahoma...