Oklahoma's canola and wheat crops hindered by severe weather


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's canola and wheat harvests could be smaller and come later than expected due to recent severe weather, agriculture officials said.

Josh Lofton, the state's agriculture secretary and Mike Schulte, executive director of the Oklahoma Wheat Commission, said that growers will need another week to assess the damage, and the harvests likely won't start before then, The Oklahoman reported.

"We have got a lot of challenges ahead of us, weather wise, before we can get this crop out," Schulte said.

Oklahoma has withstood a barrage of harsh weather this month. Two peopl...

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