Wheat harvest beats expectations

Northeast Texas wheat farmers are breathing a huge sigh of relief as they harvest what appears to be a much-better-than-average crop instead of what many expected as late as six weeks ago would be a near disaster.

In the first days of harvest, farmers in Hunt, Fannin and Grayson Counties were cutting wheat averaging around 70 to 80 bushels per acre. Some reported fields pushing 100 bushels per acre.

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