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North Kansas Wheat Needs Rain

Crop needs rain, warmer temperatures to fend off shortfall

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Reuters reports wheat in northern Kansas badly needs rain and warmer temperatures to fend off a crop shortfall after farmers planted the fewest acres in a century, scouts on an annual crop tour found on Tuesday.

Kansas is the largest wheat producer in the United States, the world’s No. 2 exporter of the food grain after top supplier Russia. Because of drought in the southern Plains, K.C. July hard red winter wheat futures are up about 25% so far in 2018.

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