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Oklahoma Wheat Producers Expect Modest Returns

Drought, disease pressure, untimely freezes and hail created challenging year

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According to a report at Southwest Farm Press, "tough" sums up the year for Oklahoma wheat producers. As if drought was not enough of a challenge, one of the state’s largest cash crops also faced disease, spring freezes and hail storms.

With harvest shifting into high gear this week, producers are bracing for modest returns as combines rumble through their fields.

“The way I’ve been describing the 2018 wheat crop so far is it’s been a struggle from start to finish,” says David Marburger, Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension small grains specialist. “There’s been a lot of punches to the body, a lot of punches in places where we don’t normally take them all at one time with a wheat crop in Oklahoma.”

Read the full report here.

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