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Kansas Wheat Tour, Day 3Posted May 11, 2010 at 10:04am by Aaron Harries
The 2010 Hard Red Winter Wheat tour concluded in Kansas City on Thursday afternoon at the Kansas City Board of Trade. The final participant estimate for the three-day tour average was a yield of 40.7 bushels per acre, .1 bushels lower than the 2009 estimate of 40.8 bushels per acre.
Participants in the tour made individual estimates on the total size of the crop, with the weighted average at 333.5 million bushels. Last year's final estimate for the tour was 333.3 million bushels.
As always, weather conditions over the next few weeks will be critical in determining the final crop size. A freeze in predicted tonight in Northwest Kansas, and Southwestern parts of the state are in need of rain.