There are some 'excellent yields' out there, but rain keeps halting the 2019 wheat harvest

Elevator operators say muddy fields have held up cutting, but hopeful by later week


Just when combines try to get in fields of now amber waves of grain to cut what appears to be a high yielding wheat crop, Mother Nature again opens the clouds for another few inches of rain. Talking to elevator operators in the Newsgram reading area Monday, June 17, found harvest has yet to get in full swing with only a small amount of wheat cut.

When asked what's happening in Dacoma with harvest, co-op manager Jake Kelln said one word: “mud.”

“Before the rains we had seven farmers going,” Kelln said. He said they saw yields from 45 to 65 bushels per acre. “There's some excellent wheat out the...

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