Kansas Spring Crops Thriving Amid Rain

By: AP
By: AP

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ The abundant rains that stalled the Kansas winter wheat harvest are helping spring-planted crops thrive this season.

Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service reports Monday that just 6 percent of the wheat crop has now been harvested in the state, compared with 36 percent that would have normally been cut by this
late in the season.

About 36 percent of the Kansas winter wheat crop is now ripe and ready for harvest.

Wheat condition was put as 8 percent very poor, 16 percent poor 36 percent fair, 34 percent good and 6 percent excellent.

Corn was rated as 2 percent very poor, 9 percent poor, 40 percent fair, 44 percent good and 5 percent excellent.

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