Huge weather swings may hurt winter wheat

Huge weather swings may hurt winter wheat

WINTER wheat in the central and southern Plains has had a rough life. It survived a mild, dry winter, followed by a warm start to March and then freezing temperatures at the beginning of spring.

It persevered reasonably well and started April with 56% of the crop rated good to excellent in Kansas, 63% in Oklahoma and 48% in Texas.

Still, it has a long way to go before harvest. While the freezing temperatures could have cause

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