After 644 stops across Kansas, the Wheat Quality Council Winter Wheat Tour forecasts an average yield of 37 bushels per acre. That compares to 48.6 bushels per acre last year. WQC Executive Vice President David Green confirms conditions are tough. “We were caught off guard with just how late and short the crop was. There hasn’t been a lot of growth. They’re behind in crop development.” An immature wheat crop makes it challenging to decide how the Kansas winter wheat will fare moving forward. After the market digests the tour findings, Advance Trading market analyst Brian Basting says the focus will return to weather and planting progress.
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