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Wheat harvest moves north to Apache, Carnegie areas

The wheat harvest moved into the northern part of Southwest Oklahoma last week with better-than-expected yields  if farmers were lucky to have enough wheat to cut.

The harvest in the southern part of the region began Memorial Day weekend and was largely finished by the first week of June. Farmers in a swatch from Wichita Falls, Texas, to Walters and Lawton reported a good harvest, although wheat became scarcer farther west.

Fields around Apache and Carnegie had to wait until this week because of wet weather that kept combines out of the fields.

Sherman Austin, grain manager at the Apache Farmers Cooperative, said rain on Thursday bypassed much of his area. "It just rained east of Apache. It didn't rain west or north. It's still up in the air what that's done to us."

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