WICHITA, Kan. - Farmers are hauling bountiful winter wheat crops into wheat elevators in central Kansas, but the drought has decimated yields out in western Kansas.Harvest is about 90 percent complete in south-central Kansas and well probably more than 60 percent done statewide.The Wichita Eagle (http://bit.ly/15g6H3Q ) reports that yields in some central Kansas fields are reaching an "almost unheard of" 100 bushels an acre.Larry Goerzen, grain coordinator for the Mid-Kansas Co-op in Moundridge, said the harvest was overwhelming. The Mid-Kansas Co-op covers dozens of central Kansas elevators from Sedgwick County to north of Abilene. Their elevators were surprised by taking in 10 percent more than expected and 50 percent more than their average.Yields have ranged from 40 to 100 bushels an acre, with many fields in the 70 to 80 range. He estimated the average at close to 60 bushels per acre.Harvest has also been good at elevators in western Sedgwick, northern Sumner and eastern Kingman and Reno counties, said Terry Kohler, general manager of Farmers Co-op in Garden Plain."We've seen yields probably better than we thought they would be, but there's lot of variability on test weights and yields in the same fields, even," he said. "It could be the specific variety, or the place in the field. We had a pretty harsh winter and cool spring, with maybe three chances at a damaging freeze. But, with all that said, we were blessed with snow in late February and timely rains."Kohler estimated most local farmers in the area have probably gotten average yields better than 40 bushels an acre, with some over 50."We were expecting a wreck, and instead we got this strong harvest," he said. "I almost feel ashamed at the crop we had compared to those further west."Wheat quality and yields drop off about halfway across the state, said Bill Spiegel, spokesman for the trade group, Kansas Wheat."I would say that Highway 14 is a good dividing between the haves and have-nots," he said, referring to the highway that runs through Sterling, Lyons and Beloit.Western Kansas yields ranged from the 30s and 40s in more central counties, dropping off to an average 25 bushels per acre in the Dodge City area and 20 bushels an acre in the Garden City area.Much of the wheat has been abandoned in far western Kansas, but some fields being cut are producing just 5 or 15 bushels an acre.