First load of wheat brought to Baldwin City elevator
Monday morning saw the first load of wheat brought to the Baldwin Feed Co. elevator. Leonard Heffner, who farms west of Baldwin City, was first in line with what could be a lucrative crop this year.
"The test weight was 56 pounds, which is probably as good a wheat as we're going to see this year," said Steve Wilson, owner of Baldwin Feed Co. "Wasn't too much of the (wheat) scab damage in it, which we'll probably see in some of the later loads."
With an abundance of rain over the past several months, farmers have been delayed in both planting soybeans and corn, as well as harvesting wheat. Wet fields have kept farmers from doing much and has them behind schedule, said Wilson.
"Everybody's out there trying to get beans planted. If we don't get any rain this week, I think we'll see more (wheat cut)," he said.
County Agent Bill was unavailable for comment Monday regarding harvest and planting. His comments will be included in a story in Thursday's Signal.