Locals spend holiday weekend in wheat fields
July 8, 2020
MIKE ENSMINGER, in the combine, and Brandon Durbin, grain cart driver, cut a wheat field south of Haxtun on Monday morning near the Gary Koch farm. Many local farmers spent the hot, Fourth of July weekend in the field cutting wheat.
According to Scott Kirkwood at CHS Grainland, Mike Salyards brought in Haxtun's first load of wheat on June 29. Fleming's first load was from Lambert Farms, Christopher Land on July 2. Kirkwood expects Haxtun and Fleming locations to bring in about 50 percent of a typical crop due to recent wind and hail storms that have caused extensive damage in the area...