KIOWA COUNTY — Staring out at one of his wheat fields with a view of the Wichita Mountains, there isn’t much farmer Zac Harris can do but wait and see how his crop has fared after the latest freeze.
Wheat has roles as crop, forage
Oklahoma farmers sow about 6 million acres of winter wheat each year, making wheat Oklahoma’s largest cash crop. In addition to being a major grain crop, Oklahoma wheat plays a vital role in the cattle industry. Depending on market conditions, 30 to 50 percent of Oklahoma wheat acres will be grazed by stocker cattle during the winter months.
SOURCE: Oklahoma State University Department of Plant and Soil Sciences