A new government report says 3% of the Kansas winter wheat crop has matured.
Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service, in its weekly update Monday, says 8% of the wheat is usually mature at this point in the season.
Wheat condition was rated as 9% excellent, 47% good and 31% fair. About 13% was rated as poor to very poor.
Farmers around the south-central town of Kiowa (KEYE'-oh-wah) on the Oklahoma border began cutting wheat Friday, bringing in about 90,000 bushels before rain hit the area.
OK Co-op Grain Co. assistant manager Dennis Carroll says early loads show good quality with test weights of 62 to 64 pounds per bushel