Rain misses key wheat areas, for now

Rain misses key wheat areas, for now

Corn farmers hope for break in rain, while wheat growers in dry areas are optimistic about forecasts for showers.

WHILE much of Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas have had rain, the showers have missed the wheat fields that really need it, mainly in western Kansas, the Oklahoma Panhandle and the northern Texas Panhandle, where the crop is struggling.

Farmers remain optimistic. Forecasts showed rain for those areas over the weekend and early this week.

"We are hoping we will get that rain," said Justin Gilpin, chief executive of the Kansas Wheat

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