(SALINA,Kan.) — A light winter and early warm-up put this season's wheat crop on the fast track.
After drought conditions dealt farmers a blow last season, they're hoping things are better this year.
Larry Breer has worked for over 50 years on a farm on the eastside of Salina. Breer adds he’s never seen a wheat crop quite like the one that is coming into season.
"It stayed green all winter and of course we had very little snow cover here", says Breer.
The farmer adds that the unseasonably warm temperatures and decent moisture have produced a lush wheat crop; the problem is that it's coming in fast...a little too fast.
The farmer has some concerns with a spring frost setting in and hurting some of the crop.
"We have had freezes around here as late as May", adds Breer.
With this seasons wheat crop getting a bit of a head start that means harvest time will also be bumped up.