Local farmers anticipate early harvest
Farmers predict 5-10 day early start
Last updated 6/29/2023 at 8:58am
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...