Winter Wheat Crop
I think our late freezes coupled with drought conditions last fall at seeding time are now beginning to take hold. The Central Kansas area is now beginning to put up a significant amount of wheat acres as hay, not grain. Several fields being swathed and baled this week. Started the grain fill stage between 7-10 days ago and I imagine these fields just weren't developing grain.
Re: Winter Wheat Crop
I spot checked my oat cover crop this morning and the oats are starting to shoot some heads. This is not what I would consider good news, all three crops in the blend are shorter than the milo stubble they are drilled into. Just to many freezes this year. Looks like it will be chemically terminated as soon as our weather pattern permits. No hay means that my cattle buying plans might get put on hold for another year. I'm definitely not going to buy cattle so I can buy hay to feed them.