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By Chance Hoener
The Hutchinson News 

Planted wheat acres projected to hit 100-year low


December 28, 2018

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — Over the past two years, the breadbasket of America has planted less and less wheat.

Acres planted to wheat in 2017 and 2018 neared 100-year lows, with last year's 7.7 million wheat acres hitting the lowest point in 60 years. Low prices and a wheat surplus moved farmers away from the Kansas staple. This year, those problems combined with a delayed fall harvest and unfavorable weather to push wheat acres to what could be the lowest point in a century.

"Also this fall in addition to low prices, we had very wet weather which delayed planting, and for many farmers, the...

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