WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ The Kansas winter wheat harvest is nearing the Nebraska border.
Industry groups including the Kansas Wheat Commission reported Wednesday that combines are rolling north of U.S. 36.
As in other parts of the state, production in north-central Kansas is mixed. The Central Plains Co-op in Smith Center expects to take in only about half its average of 1 million bushels. Farmers in that area are reporting yields of 20 to 50 bushels an acre.
Production looks much better in southern Dickinson County, where cutting is at the midway point. The North Central Kansas Co-op in Hope has had farmers reporting yields of nearly 40 bushels per acre. The elevator is anticipating a larger overall harvest than in recent years because farmers planted more wheat than usual last fall.