Oklahoma Farm Report masthead graphic with wheat on the left and cattle on the right.
Howdy Neighbors!
Ron Hays, Director of Farm and Ranch Programming, Radio Oklahoma Ag Network  |  2401 Exchange Ave, Suite F, Oklahoma City, Ok 73108  |  (405) 601-9211


Agricultural News

Okarche Farmer and OK Wheat Commission Board Member Michael Peters Reports a 20 bpa Harvest

Mon, 04 Jun 2018 17:07:35 CDT

Okarche Farmer and OK Wheat Commission Board Member Michael Peters Reports a 20 bpa Harvest Wheat harvest is underway in some parts of Oklahoma. Okarche wheat growers and Oklahoma Wheat Commission Board Member Michael Peters of Peters Farms recently shared the details of his crop’s harvest this past week. According to him, his Canadian County farm has produced lower than normal yields this season at about 20 to 25 bushels an acre with a 20 bpa average. Peters attributes this to a lack of timely moisture that hampered his wheat to reach its full grain fill potential.

“I would say we’re shooting probably half of what we normally would expect as far as yields,” he said.

Despite the low yields, Peters says the grain that was harvested is of good quality. For now, it looks as if his crop is hovering just above the point that crop insurance would kick-in. He is fairly certain, though, that he will not have to file this year.

Early averages for his area have pegged test weights at approximately 55 to 58 pounds a bushel. Just up the road in Kingfisher, wheat is averaging 60 to 62 pound test weights with protein levels ranging between 10.9 and 14 percent. The highest recorded yields in this area have come in as high as 45 bpa. However, high abandonment is being reported.

According to this week’s USDA Crop Progress Report, Oklahoma’s wheat harvest is only seven percent complete, behind nine for the five-year average and 22 percent last year.

Prior to this past weekend, Plains Grains was calling the state’s harvest roughly 15 percent complete.

Listen to Peters offer his farm’s harvest report for this year, by clicking or tapping the LISTEN BAR below.



Listen to Michael Peters offer his farm's harvest report by clicking or tapping the LISTEN BAR below.
right-click to download mp3


WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI


Top Agricultural News

  • Friday Market Wrap-Up with Justin Lewis  Fri, 22 Jun 2018 14:28:27 CDT
  • Oklahoma Grain Elevator Cash Bids as of 2:00 p.m. Friday, June 22, 2018  Fri, 22 Jun 2018 14:16:14 CDT
  • Friday Afternoon Market Wrap-Up with Carson Horn   Fri, 22 Jun 2018 13:51:59 CDT
  • As Farm Bill Efforts Progress, Rep. Frank Lucas Lays Out the Work Ahead for Congressional Leaders  Fri, 22 Jun 2018 13:20:31 CDT
  • AFR Boasts Record Attendance at Annual Golf Tournament, Generates Thousands for Charity Show  Fri, 22 Jun 2018 12:27:10 CDT
  • BIO Applauds Congressional Action to Reauthorize Funding for USDA's Biotech & Ag Trade Program  Fri, 22 Jun 2018 11:51:24 CDT
  • Zoetis Releases New Advanced Genotyping Platform Developed in Partnership with Angus Genetics  Fri, 22 Jun 2018 11:42:30 CDT
  • Pork Producers Praise House Leaders for Farm Bill's Inclusion of Provisions for an FMD Vaccine Bank  Fri, 22 Jun 2018 11:30:30 CDT

  • More Headlines...


    Ron salutes our daily email sponsors!

    Livestock Exchange Oklahoma Ag Credit Oklahoma Farm Bureau National Livestock Credit P&K Equipment Tulsa Farm Show Stillwater Milling American Farmers & Ranchers KIS FUTURES, INC. Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association

    Search OklahomaFarmReport.com

    Find more about Weather in Oklahoma City, OK

    © 2008-2018 Oklahoma Farm Report
    Email Ron   |   Newsletter Signup   |    Current Spots   |    Program Links

    WebReady powered by WireReady® Inc.