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By Drew Lawson
The Record-Times 

Local farmers anticipate early harvest

Farmers predict 5-10 day early start


Last updated 6/29/2023 at 8:58am

Drew Lawson

A plentiful crop of canola wheat glistens in the sunlight on Sunset Highway near Bennett Road Monday, June 26.

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 spr...

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