July 12, 2013 11:21 PM

Finally, Kansas wheat is a cash crop again

Growers in northeast Kansas have been filling grain elevators with wheat yields surpassing 50, 70, even 80 bushels per acre. The historical norm is about 35. Finally, after two years of drought wreaking havoc on summertime crops, area farmers who planted winter wheat find cash in their pockets. But only enough, in many cases, to cover the losses of years past.

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