Not a good year for wheat in Oklahoma. The final wheat harvest report of the season from the Oklahoma Wheat Commission says the harvest is 98% complete but also is 47% less than last year.
That’s nearly half of what was harvested last year.
“While quality will be high, the amount USDA currently estimates the Oklahoma Wheat crop at is 52 million bushels, down 47 percent from last year. Yield per acre is expected at 26 bushels, with 2 million acres that will be harvested, stated the report.
Blame the drought as some wheat farmers didn’t bother to move combines into their fields. Instead, they turned what they could into feeding material for livestock.
At last word, some fields near the state line with Kansas were still muddy and not allowing combines to operate.