Hallock, Minnesota-based custom combiner Rick Sugden is in the Gettysburg, South Dakota area after combining winter wheat in Kansas. Sugden says the Kansas wheat crop was decent. “Farmers hoped for better, but the wheat didn’t get the rain when moisture was needed. The winter wheat still made 50 to 60 bushels per acre, with decent price and protein. In western Kansas, that was a good crop with up to a 100 bushel wheat yield.” Sugden says the crop gets worse moving north. “In Nebraska and the southern portions of South Dakota, it’s dry. One-quarter of the winter wheat is already baled up. The spring wheat may not get to be cut. Much of that is being hayed.”
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