HRW Wheat Tour -- Day 1
Emily Unglesbee DTN Staff Reporter
Tue Apr 29, 2014 11:36 AM CDT

FRANKLIN, Neb. (DTN) -- As the 2014 HRW wheat tour gets off to a wet, cold start, scouts are finding short, delayed wheat plants struggling with winterkill and drought.

Tour members were greeted with a chilly rain as they fanned out across central and north-central Kansas and southern Nebraska on Tuesday, the first day of the tour.

"It's terribly short, and it's been drought-stricken," tour organizer Ben Handcock said of his route through the north-central Kansas counties of Ottawa, Lincoln and Russell. "They had some rain, but we haven't found anything more than 12 or 13 inches tall. The last ...

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