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Apr 03

"Bin Buster"... a 1952 look at a Kansas wheat harvest

Posted on April 3, 2017 at 9:35 AM by Bill Sowers

"Bin-Buster: a Pictorial Story of the 1952 Wheat Crop," is a very cool look at a wheat harvest in Kansas in the 1950s.

Published by the Kansas State Board of Agriculture the document touts: "In the year 1952, the greatest wheat crop ever produced by any state ripened and waved in the warm, fertile fields of Kansas. The dreams, prayers, and prosperity of the state's two million people were bound inexorably to the outcome of this one crop. At 307,629,000 bushels, this crop exceeded by twenty million bushels the former 1947 record crop. It amounted to 68 percent of the total farm value of all crops grown in Kansas, and was 27 percent of the total wheat produced in the United States in 1952"

The State Library of Kansas thanks the Kansas Historical Society for lending us a copy of this wonderful publication to digitize and add to the KGI Online Library.