Frigid temperatures are forecasted for much of the Midwest this week and the nation’s winter wheat crop is expected to take a hit. But as KMUW’s Sean Sandefur reports, the wheat in Kansas may shake the cold.
Kansas winter wheat is sowed and much of it is safely under a blanket of snow, which should keep low temperatures from damaging plants. Alan Fritz is a professor and wheat breeding specialist at Kansas State University.
The fall harvest of crops in Kansas is mostly in the bin now. Winter wheat planting is done.
Kansas farmers and ranchers are taking advantage of the seasonal lull this week to gather together to socialize, hash out farm policy aims and gather information at three major agricultural conventions.
On Monday, more 1,000 farmers are heading to Manhattan to layout the roadmap for public policy issues that the Kansas Farm Bureau members consider important to agriculture.
On Wednesday, the Kansas Livestock Association kicks off its three-day convention beginning in Wichita.