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Rains Stall Winter Wheat Harvest in Kansas

Associated Press - June 15, 2015 2:10 pm

The winter wheat harvest has gotten off to a soggy start in Kansas.

A few spots in south-central and southeast Kansas have seen very limited harvest activity. The industry group Kansas Wheat says one farmer as far north as Salina reported cutting last week.

The group’s marketing director Aaron Harries says the wheat is ready in much of southern Kansas, with the exception of southwest Kansas. But he doesn’t know of any harvest going on anywhere on Monday.

Heavy rains across much of Kansas in recent days have brought harvest to a screeching halt.

Scott Van Allen started cutting his acres in south-central Kansas last Tuesday and got three good days of harvest before the rains came. He has harvested 500 acres, and has nearly 2,000 more to go.

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