Oklahoma Wheat Crop Threatened

10:55 am
Sun May 5, 2013

Oklahoma Wheat Crop Threatened

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"Six freezes since March 20, on top of a yearslong drought, has left wheat crops extremely stressed and without a well-developed root system."
Far southwest: 5.5 million * Southeast: 490,000 * Northeast: 3 million * West central: 11.3 million * Central: 15.1 million * Northwest and west: 15.1 million * Total: 85.5 million Oklahoma producers are expected to harvest 85.5 million bushels of wheat this year, a 45 percent drop from last year's 154.8 million bushels, the Oklahoma Grain and Feed Association announced at its annual meeting this week.