Recent Drought to Blame for Low Volume Crop Yields

By Connie Burcham

Producers in Blaine County are getting geared up for wheat harvest, which usually starts early in June.

This year, though, there may not be a lot of gears to run through.

According to USDA statistics, for the week ending May 25, the Oklahoma crop was 34 percent very poor, 27 percent poor, 27 percent fair, 11 percent good and only one percent excellent. The ongoing drought with only sporadic rainfall during the growing season is to blame.


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