Archive for Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Report: More winter wheat headed as harvest nears

June 9, 2015

— The latest government snapshot of farm crops across Kansas reflects the wet conditions across much of the state.

The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported Monday some areas in northeast Kansas have gotten up to six inches of rain, raising concerns that flooding may force some farmers to replant their corn.

Corn planting is 93 percent complete across Kansas.

Corn condition was rated as 13 percent poor to very poor, 39 percent fair, and 48 percent good to excellent.

Winter wheat harvest is getting closer with this latest report showing 98 percent of the Kansas crop has now headed.

The agency rated wheat condition as 29 percent poor to very poor, with 41 percent in fair shape. About 30 percent of the wheat is in good to excellent condition.

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