WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service says
91 percent of the 2009 Kansas winter wheat crop is now planted.
The agency's weekly update Monday also gave the new crop a favorable rating. The agency estimates 73 percent of the emerging
wheat is in good to excellent condition. About 24 percent is rated
as fair and 3 percent as poor.
Meanwhile, farmers across the state are making progress on the harvest.
About 71 percent of the state's corn crop is now in the bin, along with 72 percent of the soybeans. Sorghum harvest is at the 39 percent mark. About 40 percent of the sunflower crop also has been harvested.
But the cotton harvest is running well behind normal, with just 2 percent cut.
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