Harvest yields fall far short

Ardent Mills receives 19,000 bushels of wheat per day during the harvest season from local producers and imported from Denver. The mill competes with the North Newton co-op. Wendy Nugent/Newton Now
By Ray Strunk Mid-Kansas Cooperative in North Newton was expecting to receive 100,000 or more bushels of wheat this harvest season. Harvest is coming to an end and the co-op has taken in 22,000 bushels—about one-fifth of what was expected. “This is not a typical year,” Jonathan Reazin, who manages the North Newton plant for Mid-Kansas Cooperative, said. “One week in and we’re almost done.”

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