Harvest delayed by rain

Ponca City Now - May 25, 2014 11:15 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – In what may be considered an ironic twist, the start of harvesting the drought-damaged Oklahoma wheat crop has been delayed by rain. The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates this year’s wheat crop will produce 62.7 million bushels, down 41 percent from last year. The USDA estimates about 3.3 million acres of wheat will be harvested in Oklahoma this year with an average yield of 19 bushels per acre. That would be the worst wheat crop since 1957.


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