August 12, 2010

Crops taken off and taking off across the state

The current stretch of hot weather may have most people in Beulah huddling by their air conditioners, but it has proven a double blessing for farmers. Dry weather has allowed the harvest of small grains to move fairly quickly while the heat has pushed row crops to maturity.

The winter wheat and barley harvests are about three-quarters finished in Mercer County, Mercer County Extension Agent Craig Askim said. Spring wheat is about 40 percent harvested.

The Weather Network