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Yields up, prices down


Caitlin Sievers

Some farmers are not quite finished harvesting wheat as evidenced in this field between Sidney and Gurley.

Extraordinarily high yields in area wheat fields should make up for lackluster prices.

"It's a good year for the county for raising wheat," said Andrew Kabes of Scoular Grain in Sidney.

Workers at Crossroads Cooperative and Scoular Grain agreed that the harvest in Cheyenne County was nearly finished.

Joe Christopher, senior grain merchandiser at Crossroads Cooperative estimated that the local harvest is 85 percent complete. The yields are very good this year, he said. Many farmers are bringing in 50 to 60 bushels of wheat per acre.

"The quality is excellent," Christopher said.

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