first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The 2013 Sumner County Wheat Harvest is now in full swing and the reviews so far have been outstanding.Curt Guinn, manager of the Wellington Co-op, reported that Wellington and the four other elevators at Mayfiled, Oxford, Rome and South Haven have taken in 1.4 million bushels of wheat as of Friday morning.“I’d estimate that we may be close to 20 percent done,” Guinn said.And what is the wheat like coming in? Guinn said the wheat test weight is 58 to 62 pounds. The moisture content is 13 percent and lower. The protein is average.Guinn said farmers are averaging in the low 40 bushels to the acre. One field was getting 63 bushels an acre.So is this crop going to be as good as last year’s?“It will be pretty close,” Guinn said.What is even more good news for Sumner County farmers is for the second consecutive year the county appears to be the honey hole of the 2013 wheat harvest across the country. Guinn said 50 miles to the west, wheat crops are averaging in the 20s as the drought has taken its toll. It wasn’t much better down south.The wheat price reflects this. The market currently jumped two cents today and is now at $7.30 a bushel.The wheat harvest started on Thursday of last week in the South Haven area, and it slowly migrated north into the weekend. Wellington Co-op started taking in its first loads of wheat on Sunday.The rain hit on Sunday evening dumping nearly an inch of moisture in the area. Sumner farmers didn’t quite get back into the field until Tuesday evening.Wednesday and Thursday of this week were full fledged harvest days. Guinn estimates there were about 1,400 truck loads of wheat taken in at the five elevators.The harvest is in full swing in the south part of the county and there is plenty of wheat getting cut in the Mayfield and Wellington area. Wheat in the Belle Plaine and Conway Springs area, though, is still a little green and wet Guinn said.“If we continue at this pace we could be done in 10 days,” Guinn said.last_img read more