Is there any hope for the 2023 wheat crop in this drought?

Elevator operators in the Newsgram reading area comment


April 26, 2023

On April 24, Dacoma Co-op Manager Jake Kelln told the Newsgram, "I just saw a raindrop on my windshield. I think the last time I saw a raindrop was early February."

Wheat crops in the Newsgram reading area of northwest Oklahoma and south-central Kansas have suffered in drought conditions since early last fall and this spring. This is part of the exceptional drought conditions that have developed over parts of Texas, Oklahoma and southwest Kansas, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. A record-setting drought has been crippling agriculture in western Kansas and parts of Oklahoma through win...

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