Drought takes its tolls on wheat crops

By Chelle Delaney The hard red winter wheat that Quay and neighboring counties are known for growing has been one of the slimmest crops since the 1950s, said Johnny Beevers, manager of the Melrose Grain and Elevator Co., Inc. “Last year, which was a good year, we had 40 million pounds. This year we’ve got […]

Recent rains help wheat farmers

William Thompson Quay County wheat farmers are hoping for a bountiful wheat harvest this summer in the aftermath of recent rains in the area. Still, more rain is desired according to agriculture experts. Greg Martin, the acting County Executive Director of the Farm Service Agency, said that wheat farmers are at a crossroads now. Either […]