“We Lost the Western Kansas Wheat Crop this Weekend,” reads the headline.
(Remember my warning about fighting in the streets for food?)
1 May 2017 – “Most of @KansasWheat country shut down and no power. Devastating conditions,” Gilpin tweeted on Sunday afternoon.
The National Weather Service had forecast at least 6 inches of snow with some locales tallying up a foot or more from eastern Colorado through western Kansas into central Nebraska,
Winter wheat is planted in the fall, goes dormant during the winter, and sprouts again in the spring. Winter wheat accounts for two thirds, or more, of the U.S. crop each year.
Kansas grew 1 of every 5 bushels of U.S. wheat last year, 467 million of the 2.31 billion bushels nationwide.
Thanks to Mom2Kids for these links
“Looks like lots of the Hard Red Winter wheat in Kansas, panhandle of OK and TX is rurnt,” says Mom2Kids.
Lots of pics/video on twitter.
Here’s one tweet:
12+ inches of snow, 45-50 mph wind… and 30 degrees. Overnight low tonight in the 20s. Death to the 17 HRW wheat crop in Western Kansas.
And here’s an article sent by JBird:
Farmers worry about grain crop losses following the current heavy snowstorm and “freeze event” in western Kansas. Up to 12 inches of snow may have been received in the Garden City area. Check it out (picture with story):