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Hot and Dry

We have had no rain in June and temperatures in excess of 100 degrees over several days, about 95 the other days. The result is an early harvest by 2 or 3 weeks. I took these pictures on June 28.

The crop in the foreground is soft white wheat, winter wheat by the looks of it. We are going to have a lot of yield and quality problems this year! A lot of winter wheat froze out because of lack of snow cover during the cold weather, and it was replaced by spring wheat that is very vulnerable to hot and dry conditions.

Soft white wheat mainly goes to the Pacific Rim, the main ingredient for noodles.

© Bill Carroll 2017