Despite Weather Challenges, Wheat Crop In Northeast Oklahoma 'Good'


Thursday, June 9th 2011, 6:44 pm
By: News On 6


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SKIATOOK, Oklahoma -- Wheat harvest is underway in fields across Green Country. Harvesters have found good yields near Skiatook.

That's quite a difference from western Oklahoma, where most farmers have already written off this year's harvest.

Wheat cutters said it wouldn't take much to put Green Country farms in the same sort of jeopardy.

"We got just enough rain this year to get all the crops in, but if we don't get some rain on them now, they won't make. It was a good year to plant everything, you just don't know where it's gonna go from here." Derrick Jackson said.

Jackson said fall crops are off to good start, but they need rain soon for a decent harvest.