Harvest 2021 nearly done
Last updated 7/29/2021 at 9:20am
ODESSA – Harvest in Odessa is progressing rapidly this year. The lack of rain and the higher than normal temperatures have reduced yields across the board by about 40 to 50% according to Mark Cronrath of the Odessa Trading Company. Quality is also just so-so, he says. Odessa area farmers were blessed with several back-to-back years of very good crops leading up to what Cronrath calls this "insurance year" in which low yields will lead many farmers to file insurance claims on an unprofitable crop.
Harvest began with the first load of wheat arriving at OTC's Ruff station on July 5. Cronrath...