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By Ashley Parkinson
The Record-Times 

Local farmers begin planning

Planting for wheat harvest underway


Last updated 4/20/2023 at 8:58am

ODESSA — Local farmers are gearing up to plant their crops within the next month.

Many factors play into when farmers plant, including how dry the ground is, how high or low the precipitation levels are and wheat prices.

For farmer Joe Bell of Reardan, planting started last fall and will continue this year when the weather is warmer.

“I planted winter wheat last fall,” Bell said. “Some soft white, club and winter Canola.”

Bell said this spring would be strictly soft white wheat all through.

“We can’t get out to the field just yet,” Bell said. “It’s been too wet.”

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