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Oklahoma Wheat Crop in Danger

This lack of rain has almost reached a breaking point for wheat producers in Northwest Oklahoma and the Panhandle.

Without significant rain in the next 10 days, Oklahoma Secretary of Agriculture Terry Peach says the state's average wheat production could drop from 140 million bushels to 80 million or less.

Wheat currently is at a critical stage known as hollow stem.

That happens when the developing head is still below the soil surface.

The rain is critical to further growth, but no rain is predicted for the next 7 days.

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