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Thank you for your input. +1 Vote up Vote down LiveWell · 112 weeks ago “This really could have been a suck-fest of a crop.” Between two writers, you couldn’t have come up with better wording than this? I don’t even let my daughter say, “that sucks”….. Report Reply 4 replies · active 112 weeks ago +5 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 112 weeks ago I’ll take full responsibility for “Suckfest.” It is my word. I like it. Report Reply 0 Vote up Vote down LiveWell · 112 weeks ago What would the definition of that be then? A festival of sucking what? Report Reply +2 Vote up Vote down LiveWell · 112 weeks ago I’m sure you wouldn’t allow one of your children to call their mother a “B”, or tell you to “F” off would you? Well it’s ok, they left off the itch and the uck. Same principal, all you did was leave off the body part that’s being sucked. TV stations playing shows like South Park, gaming companies who produce material like Call of Duty and Grand Theft Auto, and parents’ using these as babysitters is what this is a result of. But at the end of the day, it is Tracy’s website, and he can post and edit as he so desires. The beauty of America. Report Reply 0 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 112 weeks ago LiveWell, get over it. This isn’t the end of civilization. You obviously don’t have a clue what is truly important in life if you are worked up about the word “suckfest.” You have now been banned from this thread. Report Reply +2 Vote up Vote down irishtwinsmum · 112 weeks ago Very professional… Report Reply 0 replies · active 112 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Farmergreenjeans · 112 weeks ago I see nothing wrong with it, you could’ve said it was overall a S***** one. Not all of Sumner Co. has the same soil or rain! Report Reply 0 replies · active 112 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down vashikaran · 107 weeks ago Planting activities kept pace with the average last week amidst mixed weather, including above normal temperatures and isolated thunderstorms in areas, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. In northwestern counties, reporters noted rangeland was in mostly fair to good condition and that livestock were being turned out for the summer. Water was noted to be started on irrigated meadows. Northeastern counties received locally heavy rain that delayed fieldwork slightly. Reporter comments regarding Famous vashikaran specialist in California Report Reply 0 replies · active 107 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Photo by Susan’s Portrait and Design.by Tracy McCue and James Jordan — Jay and Glennis Zimmerman are retiring from farming. They have sold their farming stuff and plan to do the retirement thing – visit a few more European countries and/or rent a motorhome and travel the country.Jay and Glennis ZimmermanBut they had one last wheat crop to cut. Their wheat was pretty average, ranging around 40 to 50 bushel an acre. It wasn’t as good as the 60 bushels of years past.“But there was a time when we were happy to get 35 or 40,” Glennis said. “So it is all a matter of perspective.”So goes the 2018 wheat harvest which wasn’t as great as those banner years like 2016, but not as terrible as say 2014. 2017 was a good year as well, so a clunker crop was coming. Whether 2018 is a clunker, is probably in the eyes of the beholder.A dry winter didn’t help, and some yields were as low as 12 bushels per acre around Sumner County.“It was pretty hit and miss,” said Lawson Hemberger, grain operations manager and MKC cooperative at the Milan plant.The yields were down overall, not just down from last year.Winters have been pretty dry for the last several years, but rains in the spring have bailed out the crop the last few years. That was not the case this year, Hemberger said, as it stayed dry up until harvest.There was some rain at about the time of harvest, but other than slowing some people down a little, it didn’t cause much harm, he said.Hemberger said rain at harvest time can make the test weight lower, and since the wheat had matured it was too late for it to help much.“That’s why a lot of guys like to blow through the harvest in a week or so,” he said.Virtually all of the harvesting in Sumner County is done. Good thing since precipitation started this morning. Hemberger said there are 10 to 12 farmers he is still expecting to hear from, or get crops from.Test weights were at around 60 or a little less. It is good if it is a little above 60. It had good protein levels though.Still farmers as a whole are happy. This really could have been a suck-fest of a crop. In 2014, the statewide average was 28 bushels per acre.Hemberger said even with lighter yields the quality of the wheat itself was good around the county.The average for Sumner County from 2005 through 2013 was 35 bushels per acre. That may be about the average this year overall when the tallies are made.According to the KSWheat.com site there were 7.8 million acres of wheat planted in the state in 2018, which is down from 10.4 million in 2007. It is slightly more than last year’s 7.6 million.Statewide yields are expected to be 37 bushels per acre. Last year it was at 48 and was at 57 in 2016.According to the Kansas Department of Agriculture, 2016’s yields were the best on record. Last year was also above average. This year’s crop overall seems to be about what the county has averaged over the last several years.Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter.