Gray County in Southwest Kansas, the wheat crop had poor emergence due to dry fields during the fall planting. The bare areas in the picture have emerged from a 2/10 inch rain in February. The farmers we work with expect a 15 to 20 bushel per acre yield at best. They are considering destroying the wheat crop and planting dryland corn or milo since they have good subsoil moisture.
UPDATE: During the week following this visit 5 inches of rain fell in the area.
Wind has become good source of revenue in Kansas. It is a rare day when the wind is not strong enough to generate electricity. These pictures show how massive the wind turbines are next to a full size pickup truck