By Daria Anderson-Faden
The Observer 

Harvest Slow, But Heatwave Should Help

Wet Weather Put A Damper On The Wheat Crop


July 21, 2022

Daria Anderson-Faden

South and east of Dix, wheat was being cut and dumped into a semi truck this week for the trip to the elevator.

Amidst the late frost, the sawfly infestation and the lack of moisture, area wheat farmers are preparing for a lackluster harvest as well as predictions of a long, drawn-out harvest.

Hope Hinton, grain originator from Frenchman Valley Coop, said, "Everything is just so slow right now, just because they get going, then they run into wet stuff, then they get going and run into wet stuff." Hinton does the buying and selling of grain from Potter to the Burns area.

According to the morning report that Hinton received, the test weights have been better than expected at around the 59 pound range,...

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