How grain sales work
Recently farmers in Kansas had what was probably the best harvest on record for wheat, getting as much as 60 bushels per acre when 45 or so was considered pretty good. There are a lot of variables that go into how good a wheat crop is, and weather plays a huge role. Even how much snow you had - or didn't have - the previous winter, compared to how much rain you had two weeks before harvest, can have a vast impact on crop yield. How the variables come together - or fall apart - makes or breaks a crop each year. Rainstorms during harvest can also play havoc with the yield as moisture effects the weight.