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Russ Pankonin | Johnson Publications

Western Nebraska Crop Specialist Bob Klein of North Platte talks with attendees at last week’s field day at the Stumpf Wheat Center. University Wheat Breeder Steve Baenziger, left, looks at notes before briefing the crowd on the various wheat varieties in trials at the center.

Wheat trial yields at Stumpf Center among best in state

University of Nebraska Crop Specialist Bob Klein of North Platte couldn’t be prouder of the crop research being done at the Henry J. Stumpf International Wheat Center at Grant.

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Christi Christner | Johnson Publications
It is the time of year when wheat dust canvasses the prairie, and farmers are spending long hours behind the wheel’s of large equipment. Wheeler Ranch, owners of the combine pictured above, is one of the many ranches and farms that has recently started wheat harvest. Equipment is usually moving by mid-morning or early afternoon, depending on the amount of moisture in the fields which was higher earlier this week due to thunderstorms. In the aftermath of the storms, many farmers started their mornings by checking for damage in fields and on equipment.
 

Wheat Harvest in full swing

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