Wheat producers get to the root of crop prospects for 2007

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Charlie Reece (left), of Ag Service Inc., and Hillsboro wheat producer Randy Eitzen examine a wheat plant in search of new tillers during a gathering of some 100 area wheat producers last Tuesday. The group gathered at a wheat test plot southeast of Hillsboro to hear Gary Kilgore, a crops and soils specialist from Kansas State University, talk about prospects and options for this year?s wheat crop following a devastating Easter freeze. About 300 farmers gathered Thursday for an informational meeting in Hillsboro sponsored by Ag Service.

For a story on what they heard at these sessions, see here.