April 8, 2006 - Posted at 1:03 p.m. CST
LITTLE ROCK (AP) _ An expert on agriculture says this year's
Arkansas wheat crop is looking good.
Jason Kelley of the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension
Service says wheat prices are high and plant diseases are few.
Also, nitrogen fertilizer hasn't been as expensive as some people
Kelly estimates Arkansas farmers planted 370-thousand acres of
wheat this year. That's more than last year, but still down from
the 10-year average of about 800-thousand acres.
But he warns that a lot could happen between now and the