The Kansas wheat industry is projected to see a 60 percent increase in production this year. Farmers are looking to harvest nearly 427 million bushels of wheat, up from 267 million last year.
The Kansas wheat harvest is in the early stages in the state's southern counties, but already farmers are encouraged by the favorable turnaround. They say this is the best they've seen in a long time.
Many Kansas farmers have endured a string of drought plagued years, some not even having enough wheat worth going to harvest. This year's abundance of rain and snow has helped the wheat grow.