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By Ashley Parkinson
The Record-Times 

Positive harvest outlook for 2022

 

Last updated 7/14/2022 at 8:19am

Photos by Ashley Parkinson | The Record-Times

A wheat truck at Highline in Odessa waits for harvest to start within the next week.

ODESSA – Due to more moisture in the area, local farmers are hopeful for a better wheat harvest this year.

"Last year's white protein levels in the wheat were pretty high," Mark Cronrath of Odessa Trading Company said. "We are expecting a different outcome this year."

The white protein levels jumped to 12% in 2021.

"Our foreign buyers prefer their wheat to have that 8-10.5% range," Cronrath said.

"We are looking to start harvesting around the 27th of July," he added.

Cronrath commented that through history, the end of July was when wheat harvest would start, but due to weather change...



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