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Oklahoma Sees it’s Worst Wheat Crop Since 1957

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Oklahoma Wheat Commission director Mike Schulte says the current projection is for about 51 million bushels of wheat in the state, half as much as last year.

This would make it the worst crop since 1957, which saw 43 million bushels. The ongoing drought, late freeze and untimely late spring rains are to blame for the poor wheat crop.

“Cassidy Grain elevator co-owner Mike Cassidy in Frederick says the harvest that began in early June virtually ended before it started. Cassidy says most of the wheat that was cut this year was set aside for use as seed next year.” – read more at News 9

This is not the only bad news for Oklahoma’s wheat producers. Global wheat production saw it’s second largest production on record. This is driving down US exports and global prices.

Farmers remain hopeful for next year. However, in the meantime, we can expect beef and grain costs to go up.

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Lisa Sharp is the founder of Green Oklahoma. She is passionate about the environment and improving Oklahoma for future generations. She also writes on her personal blog Retro Housewife Goes Green.

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