Tour Forecasts Kansas Wheat Crop at 379.1 Million Bushels

By: AP
By: AP

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ The 2008 Kansas winter wheat crop is expected to top 379.1 million bushels - an about average crop that surpasses everyone's expectations.

That is the consensus of about 60 industry leaders Thursday who spent three days checking fields across the state as part of the Wheat Quality Council's annual winter wheat tour.

Aaron Harries, director of marketing for Kansas Wheat, says yields averaged 43.3 bushels per acre statewide.

The best wheat fields were in Dickinson, Morrison and Saline counties on his leg of the tour. Others on the tour also reported good stands of wheat around south-central Kansas.

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