With the wheat harvest about 70 percent complete,
"Last year, we took about 4.5 million bushels total," Jameson said, adding that yields are varying from 20 to 50 bushels per acre, depending on the area.
Heavy precipitation in June has adversely impacted test weights in the area, he said.
"Companywide our average is 59.98 (pounds per bushel) but it is coming down a little bit every day," Jameson said. "Before the rain, we were at 61."
"Test weights since the rain have dropped down a point, point and a half. They're running anywhere from 58 to 60. Before the rains they were running right at 60," Kemmerer said, adding that some areas had 10 inches of rain or more in June.
He said that yields are all over the board.
"Farmers who got some timely rains might have 40 to 60 bushels an acre on one field and then two miles south, it's only 15 to 20," Kemmerer said. "We're seeing a lot more 20 than 60."
He also said that a substantial amount of wheat was lost due to hail.
Further south, a lack of moisture has been the issue this wheat harvest.
"It was better than last year. Last year was only 10 percent of a normal crop," Overturf said.
He said that overall, the harvest for that area is better than expected.
"Quality has held in there, and we've had good test weights, so at least we have something to market," Overturf said, adding that average test weights have been about 61.3 bushels per acre.
He said the areas hardest hit by the drought are
"Those counties are easily the four worst counties in the state of
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