Report: 15 Percent of Kansas Wheat in Poor Condition

By: AP
By: AP

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ The dry weather in Kansas is hurting the state's winter wheat.

Monday's report by the Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service shows 15 percent of the wheat crop is in poor to very poor condition.

About 35 percent is reported in fair shape. The report also pegs 45 percent as good and 5 percent as excellent.

The crop update comes at a time when soil moisture conditions are deteriorating in the wake of a mostly dry winter.

The agency says topsoil moisture is short to very short across 66 percent of the state. Subsoil moisture conditions are 38 percent short to very short.

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