The harvest is on
Last updated 7/20/2021 at 8:44am
RITZVILLE – Area farmers are busy harvesting fields, with the drought affecting yields and protein counts of some crops.
Mark Schoesler spoke from his combine while harvesting soft white wheat Monday morning, July 19.
"We're probably about one-third or more through harvest, so we've got a feel for it," Schoesler said. "Right now I would say the majority of the soft white wheat, to date, is at a protein discount. Everything in the region will be below average."
Schoesler said his club wheat remained at a premium.
"They raised the protein count maximum from 11% to 12% on Friday, so I thi...