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  • Winners announced for 2015 Kansas Wheat Yield Contest

    July 27, 2015

    Kansas Wheat is proud to announce the winners of the 6th Annual Wheat Yield Contest. This year’s top wheat yields belong to Doug Queen of Rossville, Eastern Region winner; Darren Nelson of...

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  • What Does a Bushel of Wheat Mean to Me?

    July 22, 2015

    Bushels, bushels, bushels. During wheat harvest, wheat yields are calculated as bushels per acre, wheat prices are cited as dollars per bushel and overall bushels produced determines whether or not...

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  • El Niño Signals Wet Weather Potential Ahead for Kansas Farmers

    July 22, 2015

    From fishermen in Peru to wheat farmers in Kansas, a shifting weather pattern is the single largest influence on any crop. The rains that fell across the state in May brought new life to the...

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  • Peruvian Wheat Buyers Look at U.S. Wheat Marketing System

    July 22, 2015

    ARLINGTON, Virginia — Peru is one the few countries in South America that purchases almost all classes of U.S. wheat, which is one reason why three Peruvian wheat buyers are visiting the United...

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  • State-of-the-Art Prairie Skyscraper Joins Kansas Skyline

    July 16, 2015

    Standing tall above the plains, prairie skyscrapers dot the Kansas landscape. But, these local grain elevators are more than an easy location identifier. Farmers have hauled freshly cut wheat to...

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  • Faces of Harvest - Richard and Glenda Randall

    July 14, 2015

    Richard and Glenda Randall do not have much time to travel, thanks to managing a comprehensive irrigation and dryland farming operation from early spring to late fall, but that does not mean they...

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  • Day 12, Final Kansas Wheat Harvest Report

    July 13, 2015

    This is the final day of the 2015 Kansas Wheat Harvest Reports, brought to you by the Kansas Wheat Commission, Kansas Association of Wheat Growers and the Kansas Grain and Feed Association....

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  • Faces of Harvest: Brad Hobelmann

    July 10, 2015

    Ever since he was knee-high to a grasshopper, Brad Hobelmann from Belleville, Kansas has been involved in wheat harvest. In the late 60’s and early 70’s, Hobelmann Farms operated a custom harvest...

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  • All in Good Authority

    July 10, 2015

    In a successful bipartisan effort President Obama signed the Trade Promotion Authority into law on June 29. The Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) is a federal legislative procedure that requires...

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  • Faces of Harvest – Chris Tanner

    July 8, 2015

    Chris Tanner’s wheat near Norton did not have a good year, damaged by spring freeze, resurrected with May rainfall and stricken with stripe rust. “The wheat was about two days from dying of drought...

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