Observations all along the line - Kimball & the Southern Panhandle First

Late Cutting Season For Farmers

Dix producer Chris Bogert said, “We are going to shoot for today!” (Friday, July 19). He thought that he would try cutting some of his wheat. “It is the last of the 100 degree days for a while and we might as well be in the combines.”

Chris has dryland and irrigated wheat, corn, sunflowers and millet primarily in the northwest part of the county. Chris plants both white hard winter wheat and red winter wheat, the hard white winter wheat is preferred for baking.

Chris has had a little hail in northeast Kimball County but said his wheat “looks real good”. The last few days they have been prepari...