Oregon farmers look for strong wheat harvest
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) -- The Willamette Valley wheat harvest is in full swing following a slow, damp start.
Cold and wet weather this year has delayed grass seed and wheat crops. But farmers say it has also led to higher-than-usual yields from wheat.
Oregon State University field crop specialist Mark Mellbye (MELL'-bee) tells the Corvallis Gazette-Times that Oregon farmers planted a large amount of wheat this year, perhaps as much as 220,000 acres in the Willamette Valley alone.
Farmers have turned to wheat as prices for grass seed have fallen.
Information from: Gazette-Times, http://www.gtconnect.com