Eric Miller checks the oil while filling the fuel tank of his grain truck at the Plains Equity Exchange Coop in Plains, Kan., Thursday, June 15, 2000. High fuel prices are taking their toll on farmers profits from this years wheat harvest. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
Custom cutters kick up grain dust as they harvest wheat near Sublette, Kan., Wednesday, June 14, 2000. Harvest is moving into full swing as fields dry following last weekend's wet weather. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
John McCall cuts wheat in a field near New Cambria, Kan. Thursday, June 15, 2000 as rain clouds move into the area. Only light rain fell Thursday night in Saline County and did not significantly slow harvest. (AP Photo/The Salina Journal, Jeff Cooper)
A line of heavy farm equipment drives past a wheat field as the custom crew goes from one field to another near Pratt, Kan., June 20, 2001. The large, 36-foot cutting heads enable the combines to cut a swath 108 feet wide when theyre running together. The three combines together can cut about 15 acres an hour. The grain cart behind a tractor is at the far right. (AP Photo/Lawrence Journal World, Bill Snead)
Five hundred bushels of wheat grain pours into the Jetmore, Kan., grain elevators from B&C Glunt farm as the harvest goes into full swing in southwest Kansas Thursday, June 15, 2000. (AP Photo/Daily Globe, Tom Worner)
Colin Campbell, of Cobran, Victoria, unloads wheat from the field near Sublette, Kan., June 14, 2000. Campbell is one of the Australian workers that fill out the crew at Kulhanek Harvesting. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
Mike Dietz, a farmer from Ogallah, Kan., works a dry field Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2000, under the searing afternoon sunshine. The continued dry weather in parts of the state is a concern as farmers are making preparations to plant the 2001 Kansas wheat crop. (AP Photo/Hays Daily News, Steven Hausler)
Nathan Zimmerman, 7, front, and his brother Shane, 5, play in freshly cut wheat in the back of their fathers truck while their grandfather Vernon Kisner cuts a field southeast of Antonino, Kan., Saturday, June 10, 2000. The Zimmermans began cutting Saturday afternoon as harvest began to pick up in Ellis County. (AP Photo/Hays Daily News, Charlie Riedel)
A combine, operated by Lowery Harvesting, works in a wheat field Tuesday, June 13, 2000, south of Wright, Kan. The harvest in this area of south-central Kansas is 20 percent complete as custom cutters works their way north. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
Cody Drosselmeyer (CQ), with Young Construction, climbs off of a rail car after maneuvering a machine into the car that put spilled wheat back into the car after being sucked from the ground. Five cars on the CKRY train derailed west of Maize on Saturday.
Norman Becker cuts a wheat field west of Garden City, Kan., Tuesday, June 13, 2000, as the 2000 wheat harvest gets under way in southwest Kansas. Becker was helping out his son, Bob, by harvesting the field. (AP Photo/Garden City Telegram, Brad Nading)"
Mathew Mahler cleans the windows of a combine in preparation for another day of wheat harvesting Thursday, June 15, 2000, near Sublette, Kan. Mahler works for Kulhanek Harvesting out of Megargel, Texas. The crew started harvesting in southern Texas and will follow the harvest north to Montana. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
Custom cutters harvest wheat from a field near Wright, Kan., Tuesday, June 13, 2000. Wheat harvest is 20 percent complete in south central Kansas. Weather permitting the harvest will move into full swing this week. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
Gerald Jones and Jim Perry begin cutting wheat in a field near Minneola, Kan., Thursday, June 15, 2000. Weekend rains have kept Jones out of the fields on his farm until Wednesday afternoon. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
A combine harvests wheat in a field near Dodge City, Kan., Tuesday, June 13, 2000. Harvest is nearly 20 percent complete in south central Kansas. Cutters are slowed by isolated thunderstorms that prevent some fields from being worked. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
Greg Knoll drives his combine out of a wheatfield west of Garden City, Kans., Tuesday, June 22, 1999, as thunderstorms loom in the background. Knoll was able to harvest one semi load of grain before his combine broke down. The 1999 wheat harvest in southwest Kansas is on hold as overnight storms made the fields to wet to cut or enter. (AP Photo/Garden City Telegram, Brad Nading)
Hal Prouse harvests wheat in a field north of Anthony, Kan., as the sun sets Thursday, June 14, 2001. Prouse, who started harvesting Thursday, said he expected to harvest the 2,000 acres of wheat he's planted over the next 10 to 12 days. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS OF JUNE 23-24 -- Phyll McGonigle cuts wheat on his farm north of Nickerson, Kan., Monday, June 18, 2001. With half of the United States' hard red winter wheat going into the export market, the discovery of Karnal bunt at the southernmost edge of the nation's bread basket just as the wheat harvest was moving northward sent shock waves deep into the wheat belt. (AP Photo/The Hutchinson News, Amy Roh)
Ray Myers, 60, of Minneapolis cuts wheat with his combine in a field about two miles southwest of Minneapolis, Kan., Sunday, June 24, 2001, as family friend Mark Freel runs the grain wagon Myers is dumping into. (AP Photo/The Salina Journal, Ryan Soderlin)
Rod Coykendall, hired hand of Bill and Gary Rohlman, digs the steps of a combine out of the mud after it became stuck in a field southwest of Kingman Sunday afternoon. Despite a few muddy patches, the recent heat and wind has allowed area farmers to make great headway in harvesting the thousands of acres of uncut wheat.
Cole Dingels, 16, sits on top the truck box as he watches Frank Braun unload wheat into his truck Sunday June 24, 2001 West of Liebenthal Kan. Braun is just getting starting his second day of cutting with test weights running above 60 lbs per bushel. (AP-Photo/The Hays Daily News/Mark Colsonr
Kim Baccus, 15, of Minneapolis, Kan., takes a test sample of wheat from a truck before it dumps its load at ADA Grain in Minneapolis, Kan., Sunday, June 24, 2001. ADA Grain owner Ray McGavran said that recent rains have hurt the test weights of the wheat coming to the elevator. McGavran said that test weights were near 63, but now are closer to 58. (AP Photo/The Salina Journal, Ryan Soderlin)
Nicholas Keller cuts through a field of wheat Sunday, June 27, 1999, west of Ellis, Kan. as cooperative weather over the weekend helped the 1999 wheat harvest jump into full swing in the western half of the state. (AP Photo/Hays Daily News, Steven Hausler)
Dan Mesechey, left, of Minneapolis, Kan., and Melvin Cross of Salina, Kan., scoop the remaining wheat from a truck at ADA Grain in Minneapolis, Kan., Sunday, June 24, 2001. Mesechey and Cross said that they work at the elevator only during harvest. (AP Photo/The Salina Journal, Ryan Soderlin)
Dale Beck maneuvers his R-72 Gleaner combine through a field while cutting wheat Saturday, June 26, 1999 in western Reno County near Hutchinson, K.S. Beck and other area farmers were able to start cutting Friday, after missing several days due to rain. (AP Photo/Mark Colson)
Heads of wheat stand against the setting sun in a harvested wheat field north of Salina, Kan., Thursday, June 21, 2001. The few heads growing near a ditch where all that was left by harvesters before moving on to the next field. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
A combine sits idle as a storm moves through the area Thursday morning, June 24, 1999, near Montezuma, Kan. The Kansas wheat harvest has been delayed by wet fields. Many of the custom harvesters have moved from the area looking for dryer weather. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
Wheat stands ready for harvest north of Cargill's Salina Center grain elevator Thursday, June 21, 2001, in Salina, Kan. Rain over the past few days have kept harvest crews out of the fields. Dryer conditions are expected to increase harvest activities. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
A combine from Kulhanek Harvesting cuts wheat in a field near Sublette, Kan., Wednesday, June 14, 2000. The crew made up of five Australians and one Texan works up to 18 hours a day while the harvest is in full swing. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
Rick Werth works past sunset Wednesday, June 23, 1999, as he harvests wheat in his field near Schoenchen, Kan. Werth, like many other Kansas farmers, has been hampered by cool wet weather, delaying the annual harvest. Wednesday was the first full day of cutting for Werth, although he had to contend with muddy conditions from recent rains. (AP Photo / Hays Daily News - Charlie Riedel)
A combine makes a test cut on a wheat field northeast of Coronado Heights near Lindsborg, Kan., Friday, June 22, 2001. Wet fields have kept harvest crews out of the fields. Farmers will take a test cut to the elevator to check moisture content before cutting the whole field. Warmer and dryer weather will move the Kansas wheat harvest into full swing. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
A truck fills up with wheat at the Anthony Co-op Tuesday morning. The truck was headed to a terminal in Wellington.The town of Anthony no longer has railroad service and sends all wheat out of there by truck.
A combine sits beside a wheat field as a rain storm moves through the area Thursday, June 24, 1999, near Montezuma, Kan. The field was about half cut when the weather halted the harvest. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
Reflected in the hub cap of the truck, custom harvestor Kenny Osowski unloads wheat from a combine as he harvests for O.J. Packebush near Partridge, Kan., Tuesday, June 19, 2001. (AP Photo/The Hutchinson News, Travis Morisse)
A storm moves through western Kansas wheat field near Montezuma, Kan., Thursday, June 24, 1999. Wheat harvest has been delayed because of wet weather. The crop has been ready for harvest for almost a week, but most of the cutting has been halted by the weather. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
A combine moves to an uncut wheat field along U.S. 160 near Mayfield, Kan., Thursday, June 20, 2002. Harvest activity in on the increase as more fields become dry enough to cut. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
Kevin Liebl plants wheat on his family farm near Claflin, Kan., Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2002. With higher wheat prices and many parts of Kansas still experiencing drought conditions, industry observers are expecting slightly more acres planted this year. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Wheat is loaded into a truck to be taken to Cargill AgHorizons near Salina, Kan., Monday, June 10, 2002. Plagued by drought in the west and untimely rains elsewhere, the 2002 Kansas wheat harvest is off to a rough start. (AP Photo/The Salina Journal, Ryan Soderlin)
Kenneth Trout runs a combine through a field of wheat south of Scott City, Kan., Thursday, June 26, 2003, as clouds begin to build. Western Kansas wheat farmers have seen their harvest slowed by scattered showers and thunderstorms. (AP Photo/Garden City Telegram, Brad Nading)
Jack O'Neil (driving the tractor) and Gregory Hoesli (on the binder) attempt to cut and bind a stand of Turkey Red Wheat Tuesday afternoon near Enterprise, Kan. The binder is a 1941 model McCormick-Deering.
Howard Braun runs a combine through one of his wheat fields Monday, June 23, 2003, west of Garden City, Kan., as the 2003 wheat harvest gets under way in southwest Kansas. Cloudy skies and scattered rains have slowed the Kansas wheat harvest by about a week, Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service said Monday. (AP Photo/Garden City Telegram, Brad Nading)
(from top to bottom) Anthony Wartenbe, Arlan Spexarth and Robert VanderBush open the back of a truck to unload wheat at the Andale Coop Thursday afternoon. The rain from last week caused a slow-down in business at the grain elevator.
Alvin Armbrister cuts wheat in his field located northeast of Ellis, Kan., on Sunday, June 22, 2003, as the sun begins to set on the horizon. Warm and windy weather helped get farmers in the field as the wheat harvest kicked into high gear this weekend in parts of northwest Kansas. (AP Photo/ Hays Daily News, Steven Hausler)
Robby Nelson, of Salina, Kan., who works for Swenson Farms, harvests wheat near the intersection of Burma and Farrley roads Monday, June 10, 2002, just southwest of Salina, Kan. Plagued by drought in the west and untimely rains elsewhere, the 2002 Kansas wheat harvest is off to a rough start. (AP Photo/The Salina Journal, Ryan Soderlin)
Stan Irvin walks through one of his fields of winter wheat on Wednesday, June 25, 2003, southwest of Hays, Kan. Irvin expects this field to yield over 70 bushels/acre. He credits the yield to a soil-enhancing microbe that he helped develop and market called Bio-Zyme.
With one combine already in the field and more help coming down the road, family and friends of Paul Winterscheidt made short work of 200 acres of wheat Saturday on his farm near Clearwater. Wintershceidt died three weeks ago from a heart attack.
With a cloud of dust and debris behind him, Travis Todd harvests wheat near Caney, Kan., Monday, June 16, 2003. Monday was the first day he and his father, Dave, were able to harvest. (AP Photo/The Independence Daily Reporter, Karen Lee Mikols)
Dusty King unloads wheat from a combine in a field near Hesston, Kan., Wednesday, June 19, 2002. Despite drought conditions that have destroyed much of the 2002 wheat crop in western Kansas, wheat in the central part of the state is in good condition.
Larry Counsil shovels spilled grain into the elevator entrance at Beacher Grain Inc. in Independence, Kan., Monday afternoon, June 16, 2003. With the harvest beginning, business is picking up at many of the area's elevators. (AP Photo/Independence Daily Reporter, Karen Lee Mikols)
A field of dry land wheat located north of Rolla, Kan., awaits harvest Tuesday, June 18, 2002. Drought has reduced yields and caused as much as 90 percent of the crop to be lost in some areas of southwest Kansas. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
Tim Werth makes his way around an oil rig while harvesting wheat on his farm near Toulon, Kan., Wednesday, June 27, 2001. The Kansas wheat harvest is more than one third complete and harvest crews are moving into the northwest part of the state. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
Tyrone Peil sweeps milo into an auger at the Andale Co-op branch in Valley Center Monday. "We're getting ready for harvest," he said. "Just moving some milo to make room for the wheat." Wheat harvest usually begins in north Sedgwick county in mid june, he said.
Kent Werth rides outside the combine cab while his brother, Tim Werth, makes the first pass through a wheat field on their farm near Toulon, Kan., Wednesday, June 27, 2001. Werth was keeping his eye open anything that might get caught in the combine header. The Kansas wheat harvest is more than one third complete and harvest crews are moving into the northwest part of the state. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
Tyril Froese walks between trailers while the rest of the harvest crew prepares to move from Stickney, Kan., Wednesday, June 27, 2001. The Canadian crew is working their way back home after starting in Oklahoma. Their next stop is Colby, Kan., where the wheat is now ready for harvest. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
The setting sun silhouettes a combine at work on a wheatfield Wednesday June, 20, 2001, near Pratt, Kan. The wheat harvest is pushing through Kansas from the south. Gale Shughart, 14, is driving this $200,000 combine. Hes the son of a custom wheat cutter Gale Shughart who began harvesting wheat for farmers June 1 in Oklahoma and will work his way through Kansas, and South and North Dakota. He lives in Oskaloosa, Kan. (AP Photo/Lawrence Journal-World, Bill Snead)
Randy Hansen harvests wheat from a field southwest of Belleville, Kan., Thursday, June 28, 2001. Hansen along with his brother, father and uncle work as a crew in Republic County. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
A combine operator hustles his harvesting machine through a wheatfield under threatening skies north of Pratt, Kan., June 25, 2001. He was trying to finish cutting a field before rains came which would postpone the operation. The combine is operated by custom wheat cutter Gale Shughart who cuts wheat for farmers in Oklahoma, Kansas and North and South Dakota. Shughart lives in Oskaloosa, Kan. (AP Photo/Lawrence Journal World, Bill Snead)
A wheat field near Minot, N.D., appears ready for harvest Thursday, Oct. 2, 2003. The United States imposed a 14 percent tariff on some Canadian wheat imports on Friday, Oct. 3, 2003, in response to complaints from North Dakota wheat growers. The U.S. International Trade Commission imposed the tariffs on hard red spring wheat _ a type used to make breads. However, the commission rejected tariffs on Canadian exports of durum wheat, commonly used to make pasta. (AP Photo/The Daily News, Marvin Baker)
Wade Hampton cuts wheat at his families farm ground in northwest Ford County, Kan., Thursday afternoon, June 10, 2004. The Kansas winter wheat crop is apparently faring even worse than the government had predicted just a month ago. The Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service issued a revised winter wheat production forecast Thursday that pegs the state's 2004 winter wheat crop at 351 million bushels. That would be 27 percent smaller than the bountiful crop harvested last year. (AP Photo/Dodge City, Kan. Daily Globe/Michael Schweitzer)
Wheat is off-loaded from a combine into a truck on Lawrence Theno's farm near Bonner Springs, Kan., Tuesday, June 22, 2004. Theno is happy to get his crop in. Most farmers are waiting for fields to dry out. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)