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Can’t wait for wheat

On Friday, June 26, a wheat farmer maneuvers around a power pole during the first days of harvest a couple of miles west of Holyoke along Highway 6. He was part of a small group of harvesters who got in the field last week. Heat and wind pushed the normal harvest start-date of July 4 earlier on the calendar this year, said Perry Campbell of CHS Grainland. Most farmers will be getting started this week, he said on Monday, June 29. Following a better-than-normal harvest in 2019, this year’s wheat harvest will be closer to an average crop, around 35-40 bushels, said Campbell. And at $3.60-$3.80 per bushel, prices also aren’t looking great, he added. However, he predicted it will be another record year for wheat production worldwide. — The Holyoke Enterprise | Johnson Publications

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