[Ok-sus] Worst in 50 years? Oklahoma wheat crop looking very dismal for 2013.

Robert Waldrop 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 
of 2012. 

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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