By Abigail Beaton
The Journal 

Wheat harvest shows low-yield, so far

Officials say weather had big impact


Last updated 8/1/2023 at 10:20am

Roger Harnack

Ritzville area wheat is piling up.

RITZVILLE - Local agriculture officials say this year's wheat harvest has been lacking due in part to unusual weather early in the growing season..

Ritzville Warehouse Co. – which pairs with Odessa Trading Co. – officials gave a negative report on the harvest this year, remarking that it was a low-yield year with high protein.

Although the final cutting of this year's harvest are not complete, company officials were less-than-positive about harvest results.

A strange freeze in the spring, rain the early summer months and near-drought conditions now are the most likely suspects for the...

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