Harvest reports

Wheat harvest in Kansas typically begins in mid-June and is complete by mid-July. It begins in the south central part of the state and moves north and west. 

In 2014, total production was 246.4 million bushels, down 26 percent from 2013 crop and lowest in 25 years (1989). Area for grain, at 8.4 million acres, was unchanged from 2013. Yield was 28 bushels per acre, 10 bushels below last year and lowest since 1995. [Read more]

For the week ending May 3, 2015, winter wheat condition rated 11 percent very poor, 21 poor, 41 fair, 25 good, and 2 excellent. Winter wheat jointed was at 91 percent, ahead of 75 last year and the five-year average of 82. Headed was 41 percent, well ahead of 13 last year, and 28 average.

On May 7, the Hard Red Winter Wheat Tour projected Kansas 2015 ‪‎wheat‬ production at 288.5 million bushels, with an average yield of 35.9 bushels per acre.

U.S. Wheat Associates weekly harvest reports

Recent news

  • Wheat Tour releases final projection

    May 7, 2015

    The 2015 Hard Red Winter Wheat Tour was full of surprises for participants and led to a sliver of hope for producers statewide. On day three, the participants stopped at 70 fields, an increase from...

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  • Yield projections increase on second day of Wheat Tour

    May 6, 2015

    Rolling waves of grain and tornadoes are the ultimate Kansas stereotypes, and mother nature was happy to provide both today to some Hard Red Winter Wheat Tour participants. The tour, sponsored by the...

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  • Rediscover Wheat - May 2015

    May 6, 2015

    Rediscover Wheat is the official publication of the Kansas Association of Wheat Growers (KAWG) and the Kansas Wheat Commission (KWC). Growers support Trade Promotion Authority Breeder uses...

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  • Wheat Tour faces low first day yield projections

    May 5, 2015

    Participants from all over the globe traveled to Kansas to participate inthe Hard Red Winter Wheat Quality Tour, sponsored by the Wheat Quality Council. Scouts traveled the state and experienced...

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  • Wheat Scouting 101

    May 4, 2015

    More than 90 grain traders, government officials, reporters, millers and even a few farmers start the 2015 Wheat Quality Council’s Hard Winter Evaluation Tour today. Over the next three days, they...

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  • How to track the Kansas wheat crop

    March 30, 2015

    The sun is shining, the wind is blowing and everyone wants to know how the wheat is doing after breaking dormancy. Throughout the growing and harvest season, these USDA resources provide a glimpse...

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    The truth about herbicides in wheat

    November 18, 2014

    Hi.  My name is Jordan, and I grew up on a wheat farm. Now I work for Kansas Wheat at my dream job that I never knew I had. I eat wheat, I've rolled around in wheat, eaten the berries straight from...

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  • Kansas wheat harvest report

    July 10, 2014

    Audio version Stay up-to-date on Twitter: #wheatharvest14 This is Day 14 of the 2014 Kansas Wheat Harvest Reports, brought to you by the Kansas Wheat Commission, Kansas Association of Wheat Growers...

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  • Kansas wheat harvest report

    July 9, 2014

    Audio version Stay up-to-date on Twitter: #wheatharvest14 This is Day 13 of the 2014 Kansas Wheat Harvest Reports, brought to you by the Kansas Wheat Commission, Kansas Association of Wheat Growers...

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  • Kansas wheat harvest report

    July 8, 2014

    Stay up-to-date on Twitter: #wheatharvest14 Due to widespread rains overnight, we will not publish a harvest report today. If you have questions about the Kansas wheat harvest, please feel free to...

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