Some grain elevators not ready for harvest

DODGE CITY, Kan. It's almost time for wheat harvest, but in southwest Kansas, some grain elevators are not ready.

At elevators like Pride AG in Dodge City, storage capacity is not a problem. The elevator is prepared for the next harvest, but getting to this point hasn't been easy.

"And it has been (a struggle) for everybody," Pride AG CEO Jerald Kemmerer says.

Last year, a record harvest meant there wasn't enough space to store all of the wheat. This year, lower yields are expected with damp weather, crop diseases and low prices.

This also means winter grain is still sitting in elevators and farmers say moving it out can be problematic.

"It'll be a challenge," Kemmerer says. "It is every year."