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Kan. wheat harvest gets spotty start before rains

Published on June 12, 2010 3:01AM

Last changed on June 12, 2010 6:09AM

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- The Kansas wheat harvest got off to a spotty start before the rains brought it abruptly to a stop.

A harvest report released Wednesday by the trade group Kansas Wheat reports the Kiowa area took in 232,000 bushels on Saturday and Sunday before rain fell early this week.

Harvest began near Arkansas City area on Tuesday. Cutters harvested 12,000 bushels before 3 inches of rain fell on the area, halting the harvest for at least a few days.

A few farmers in Protection also started cutting, but it will probably the weekend before the ground is dry enough for the harvest to get into full swing.

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