WILBUR, WA--Farmers in our area are escaping the tough conditions others in the Midwest are facing with a bad crop in 2012.
Here in eastern Washington, farmers are enjoying a better than average crop thanks to a wet spring.
The Geib family is four days into harvesting winter wheat west of Wilbur. They're working on a 250 acre piece of land that they'll finish in the next three days. It's just a quarter of the crop they're planning to clear this season.
Temperatures in the 90s create ideal conditions for farmers. If it gets any warmer their machines will slow down but if it cools down, the wheat will become to tough to cut.
This year hasn't been the easiest with cold weather in the spring. Even though the Geibs won't do as well as 20-11, they know they're lucky. Farmers in the middle of the U.S. are seeing their crop supply drop by 50 percent.