[Ok-sus] Worst in 50 years? Oklahoma wheat crop looking very dismal for 2013.
bwaldrop1952 at att.net
Fri Dec 21 08:29:58 CST 2012
I spoke with John Gosney of Cattletracks/John's Farm, the largest producer of
certified organic wheat in Okalhoma, at the Coop's delivery day yesterday, and
asked about his wheat crop. He looked at me and shook his head. I recently had
occasion to travel to my home town of Frederick for a funeral, and all the way
between here and there the wheat crop looked really bad, very short and thin.
Here's more from the Oklahoma Farm Report about the 2013 wheat harvest.
Got your household wheat storage?
Bob Waldrop, OKC
We have conducted a year end interview with Oklahoma State University Extension
Small Grains Extension Specialist Dr. Jeff Edwards as we have discussed both
the 2012 wheat crop, as well as the 2013 crop that has been planted in the fall
The 2012 wheat crop is feeling more and more like an exceptional, bumper crop
for Oklahoma producers, as the final harvest total of 154.8 million bushels was
more than double the size of the drought stricken 2011 crop which tallied
70,200,000 bushels. Unfortunately, the 2013 crop is shaping up to be far closer
to the size of the 2011 crop rather than the more recent 2012 harvest total.
Dr. Edwards tells us that we have not had a growing season like this fall's
weather in a half century- as he says perhaps as much as thirty percent of the
crop planted has never gotten up to a stand that will allow it the chance to
survive the winter.
More at the link.
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