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Cereal Harvesters
Pam Smith DTN\Progressive Farmer Crops Technology Editor
Tue Jul 9, 2013 12:23 PM CDT

WARRENSBURG, Ill. (DTN) -- There's a spot of gold on the horizon near Warrensburg, Ill. Wheat reappeared on the landscape this year like a surprise amid the otherwise endless rows of green corn and soybeans.

With rain forecast for Monday, David Brown hustled to combine the last of 200 acres of soft red winter wheat -- the most acreage this farm has devoted to the crop in 70 years. The wheat was averaging a yield of 65 bushels per acre with a test weight of nearly 60 pounds per bushel.

"It's not as good of a yield as I'd hoped, ...

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