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Harvest 2018: Better, but not too great

Posted 9/04/18 (Tue)

Harvest 2018: Better, but not too great

By Brad Nygaard

As harvest progresses, a spirit of optimism runs through much of Divide County as yields of spring wheat and peas are improved from 2017’s drought.

“It’s a hell of a lot better than last year,” Kyle Overland laughed. “But it’s not spectacular.”

To date, Overland said he’s been relatively happy with his peas and spring wheat yields on land south of Ambrose and between Alamo and U.S. 85, but he doesn’t think his soybeans will be anything special.

“They’re pretty brown,” he said. “Just not enough rain.”

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