NEWS
HRW Wheat Tour Day 1: 34.7 BPA
Emily Unglesbee DTN Staff Reporter
Tue Apr 29, 2014 07:45 PM CDT

COLBY, Kan. (DTN) -- The toll of a four-year drought -- short plants, thinning stands, blowing soil and dwindling yield potential -- became increasingly visible as 2014 HRW wheat tour scouts moved west across central and north-central Kansas Tuesday.

Scouts stopped at 271 fields and produced an average yield for the tour's first day of 34.7 bushels per acre, well below 43.8 bpa last year and 53.4 bpa in 2012. Tour leaders estimated the crop is still six to eight weeks from harvest.

"This is about as low a yield as we've seen for some time," tour veteran Dave Green ...

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