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Wheat abandonment rate expected to rise

The head of the Kansas Wheat Commission expects the state to have a higher-than-average abandonment rate this year due to ongoing drought conditions.

Justin Gilpin tells Brownfield, “The USDA projection is right around that 8-to-10 percent higher for the state,” he said. “There’s definitely going to be some wheat fields this year – especially that southwest Kansas area – that aren’t going to go to harvest.”

He says farmers are anticipating a drop in production.

Wheat abandonment rate expected to rise