NEWS
Winter Wheat Wrap-Up
Emily Unglesbee DTN Staff Reporter
Mon Jul 14, 2014 04:45 PM CDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (DTN) -- It was a season of low expectations for winter wheat growers in the Southern Plains this summer.

"You know you have a tough year when farmers are just tickled pink that they're getting 40 bushel (per acre) wheat," Kansas State wheat specialist Jim Shroyer told DTN. "That's just barely paying the rent!"

As the wheat harvest trickles to an end in the Southern Plains, growers and elevators report decent protein, but dropping test weights, below-average harvests, and a broad spectrum of yields.

"The two key words this year are variable yields," Shroyer said. "That sums it ...

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