Kansas Wheat Harvest May Start Early

Drought stress, freeze damage and plenty of other variables will play into the 2024 Kansas wheat harvest.

Justin Gilpin, CEO with the Kansas Wheat Commission is wrapping up a three day tour of fields around the state and says putting boots on the ground to look at the crop, count wheat heads and observe conditions can give industry leaders a better forecast of what’s to come.

Gilpin says yields will vary – and harvest will likely get started about a week earlier than expected.