Rains have caused some areas in Kansas to become a muddy mess. Kansas Wheat Commission Chief Executive Officer Justin Gilpin says winter wheat yields have been challenging this harvest, with reports ranging from the low 20s to the upper 40s in bushels per acre. “In central Kansas, the heat that shut down that crop and didn’t let it finish out. That’s why there are lower yields and a lot higher protein. Out west and a bit north, yields are improving slightly, but then proteins start dropping off.” With short bushels and higher than average protein, Gilpin says this has created some opportunity. Basis levels have been strong, as elevators in the Southern Plains are bidding up to get bushels in their bins.