13-05-2014 01:42 AM | United Kingdom

Oklahoma wheat harvest suffering from drought, late freeze

Monday's rain is welcome for farmers, but is too little, too late for Oklahoma's wheat crop. This year's crop is expected to be one of the worst produced in our state in decades.

With wheat having a $1 billion impact on the state economy, our poor crop is hitting Oklahoma especially hard.

"It should be another foot taller or whatever," said Derrick Jackson, wheat farmer.

A wheat crop north of Tulsa isn't as good as it could be, and won't yield near as much as a normal year, but with year after year of drought, especially in Western Oklahoma, it could be the envy of many wheat farmers in the state.
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