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

This year, we are a little behind schedule because of the cooler temperatures and lots of spring rains. In fact, May 2019 was the wettest month ever recorded in Kansas. Read more: https://ksu.ag/2MDr49M 

Current information from USDA/NASS (for the week ending June 16, 2019) states that 21% of the state's winter wheat crop is mature, compared to 59% last year. Winter wheat coloring was 79 percent, behind 92 last year and 90 for the five-year average. Harvested was 1 percent, behind 20 last year and 12 average.

Harvest started in south central Kansas on June 21, but was halted due to thunderstorms and rain. Harvest should continue to progress during the week of June 24, with hot, dry weather forecasted.

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