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Central KS Farmers Report Bountiful Wheat Harvest

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Farmers are hauling bountiful winter wheat crops into elevators in central Kansas, but the drought has decimated yields in the western part of the state. The Wichita Eagle reports that yields in some central Kansas fields are reaching a rare 100 bushels an acre. The Mid-Kansas Co-op in Moundridge says its elevators from Sedgwick County to north of Abilene have been taking in 10 percent more than expected and 50 percent more than their average. Harvest is about 90 percent complete in south-central Kansas and more than 60 percent done statewide. The trade group Kansas Wheat reports quality and yields drop off about halfway heading west across the state. Yields are only about 25 bushels per acre around Dodge City and 20 bushels an acre around Garden City.

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