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Wednesday Night Storms Wipe out Kansas Wheat Fields

Rain prevented farmers from harvesting before the storm hit

Wheat under clouds

In the world of farming, 12 hours can make all the difference. David Schemm, a northwest Kansas farmer, reported that Wednesday night’s storms wiped out three fields of his wheat near Russell Springs.

“It’s frustrating because these fields were ready four or five days ago, but rain has prevented us from getting in the field,” said Schemm. “We were able to cut half of one of the fields the day before and it was yielding 30-35 bushels per acre. Now there are seeds lying on the ground, stems bent over, and that was just the side of the field I could get into. The other side got the brunt of it, but I couldn’t get in it to survey the damage.”

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