Recent rains allow some Oklahoma wheat farmers to start planting

Because of recent rains, David Harman, of El Reno, was able to start planting wheat this week. The U.S. Drought Monitor report released Thursday shows 99.71 percent of Oklahoma remains in severe to exceptional drought.

BY BRYAN PAINTER Published: October 5, 2012
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EL RENO — The grin on David Harman’s face had a lot to do with the kernels of wheat about an inch deep in the sandy loam soil.

This week, following recent rains, Harman started planting wheat on his farm in Canadian County.

While the...

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