Kansas Combines Begin to Roll

Combines are rolling across wheat fields in south-central Kansas.

Elevators in in the Kiowa area as well as those in Cowley and Sumner counties are now receiving grain.

Justin Gilpin, the executive director of the industry group Kansas Wheat, said Tuesday early reports show good test weights. He says people are anxious to get into the field because the sense is that there is a pretty good wheat crop out there – both in quality and bushels.

If the hot, dry weather holds Gilpin expects cutting extending from central Kansas to northern Texas by this weekend.

The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported Monday 60 percent of the Kansas wheat is in good to excellent condition. About 32 percent is rated as fair and 8 percent as poor to very poor.