Wheat Forecast is out for Kansas

By: AP
By: AP

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ The Wheat Quality Council has forecast Kansas will harvest a slightly smaller winter wheat crop than normal this season.

That is the consensus of about 45 farmers and other industry officials who spent this past week checking fields across the state.

The group pegged this year's harvest at 333.3 million bushels in Kansas. They also estimated the average yield at 40.8 bushels per acre.

Their announcement was made Thursday at the end of the tour on the floor of the Kansas City Board of Trade.

Dana Peterson, producer policy specialist with the Kansas Association of Wheat Growers, said the forecast is a bit lower than the 350 million bushels typically harvested in Kansas.

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