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Local farmers anticipate early harvest

Farmers predict 5-10 day early start

DAVENPORT - Above-average temperatures in May and early June have prompted many Lincoln County wheat farmers to predict an early harvest this year.

Farmers are also largely expecting an average to below-average yield depending on wheat type and location around the county, but some predict the possibility of above-average yields.

"It's going to vary quite a bit depending on the field," Harrington-area farmer Jake Tanke said. "I'm guessing winter wheat will be at least average if not above."

Egypt-area farmer Bill Reinbold, who farms winter and spring wheat, said the hot spring caused spring whe...

 

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