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Harvest well under way, fire chief urges caution


Courtesy of Willian "Buzz" Canady

Above: A John Deere combine flies the American flag while working in a local field.

Eastern Laramie County's wheat harvest is well under way and results so far have been mixed, according to one area farmer.

Rebecca Talmadge of ST Organics, which owns fields between Carpenter and Hereford, Colorado, said drier conditions this year have resulted in lower yields in the county's hard red winter wheat crops, but the number had not been uniform.

"It's kind of all across the board," she said. "There's been some places that have seen some decent yields. Not as good as the last few years, but we didn't have as much moisture as the last few years."

According to U.S. Department of Ag...

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