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It looks like we’re going to have a strong wheat harvest

5:50 AM EDT on May 21, 2012

Good news, everyone. The wheat harvest is beginning or something. From the Enid News and Eagle:

The wheat harvest has begun in Oklahoma with farmers and officials optimistic about the 2012 crop after drought ravaged production in 2011.

“Combines are rolling all across southwest Oklahoma ... as far north as I-40,” said Debbie Wedel, executive secretary for Oklahoma Wheat Commission.

“So far this year, it looks really good,” Wedel said.

Farmer David Gammill of Chattanooga said he began cutting on his 1,300 acre farm on Tuesday and is averaging 30 to 40 bushels per acre.

“A whole lot better than last year, last year was almost a complete bust,” Gammill said.

Gammill said he harvested nine bushels per acre in 2011.

“I guess we were one of the lucky ones,” he said. “There were a lot of folks who didn’t cut any wheat because of the drought” in 2011.

Yeah, this past weekend was so uneventful that we're now writing about the Oklahoma wheat harvest on The Lost Ogle. How depressing is that? Before you know it, we're going to have Gene Wheatley write an agricultural column for us each Sunday.

Of course, the Thunder and Lakers did play a couple of great games over the weekend, but those games took place in sunny California. I would write about them and provide some insightful analysis, but who really cares. You'd probably rather look at pictures of Laker Girl Jessica. She attended Oklahoma City University, and according to Bill Plaschke in the LA Times, was booed by Lakers fans on Saturday. Here are more pictures:

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