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By Drew Lawson
The Times 

Wheat harvest begins early for some

 

Last updated 7/29/2021 at 2:30pm

Drew Lawson | The Times

Employees at HighLine Grain Growers in Davenport have started helping local farmers with wheat harvest this week. For many wheat farmers in the Davenport, Harrington and Reardan area, this year's harvest has come earlier than most years due to dry conditions.

DAVENPORT – Dry and hot conditions dominating the weather cycle in 2021 have led many farmers in the Davenport/Harrington/Reardan area to start wheat harvest early, while others are sticking with a traditional start the first week of August.

Many farmers in Davenport and Reardan started harvest this week, while several in the Harrington area started last week. Each farmer is different and starts on their own time, so there are exceptions to every rule, but generally harvest is starting 7-10 days early depending on spring and winter wheat differences and farmer preferences.

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