Higher proteins a bright spot as Kansas wheat harvest sees lower yields

By Matt Noltemeyer

The apparel and textile industries are under a lot of pressure these days.

Producers say increasing values and protein premiums are a bright spot in a winter wheat crop suffering from low yields after a dry growing season and hail damage.

“If we’re not going to have the yields, the increasing price and the protein premiums definitely help,” said Lisa Schemm, a farmer in Wallace and Logan counties. “We were ready for this crop to be done with so we can move on to the next,” she told Kansas Wheat for its Day 15 Harvest Report, produced in association with the Kansas Association of Wheat Growers, the Kansas Grain and Feed Association and the Kansas Wheat Commission.

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