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Record wheat harvest in Northern California

December 18, 2011

Wheat wins in Northern California
By California Farm Bureau

As they look back at their harvest, wheat farmers in Northern California say they benefitted from nearly ideal weather. A cool summer and no frost in September meant that wheat thrived in the Klamath Basin. Farmers in the area say the weather plus availability of water led to a record harvest. In the past, the farmers included wheat in their crop rotations mostly to maintain soil quality. Now, with high worldwide grain prices, farmers are earning strong prices for wheat.

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