Oregon farmers look for strong wheat harvest

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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.

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Information from: Gazette-Times, http://www.gtconnect.com