Rain strands combines in wheat fields

Rain strands combines in wheat fields

Rain from Tropical Storm Bill floods wheat fields during harvest and causes disruptions to river traffic in some areas.

A WEEK of rain halted the wheat harvest in much of Oklahoma and Texas and stranded combines that should be in Kansas now.

The remnants of Tropical Storm Bill caused the latest delays as the resulting rain moved north from the Texas Gulf Coast into Oklahoma.

Before the rain arrived, yields of 30-50 bu. per acre were reported in Oklahoma and Texas, although yields of 30-40 bu. have been more common, and test weights mostly wer

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