Summertime brings in weak Wheat harvest


Karen Lipska/Pine Bluffs Post

Above left: A combine cuts it's way through the field on the Romsa Farm.

Trucks are usually lined up going to the elevators, but not so much this year. The Wheat harvest has started for 2022. They are in the middle of it right now, it started late because the fields were green which is not ripe.

In Laramie County the yield has an average of 30 percent. But this year is different for traditional and organic farmers. Wheat is planted in winter to harvest in summer. This year the wheat was looking good until late May. That is when the area received a big last freeze. This affected the wheat growth. For traditional farmers they plant earlier than organic farmers. It...

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