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Crops Starting To Show Stress
08/19/2014

The latest government snapshot says dryland crops in Kansas that missed the recent rain are showing signs of stress.

The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported Monday that precipitation over the past week was limited to the northern half of the state, with totals of less than a half-inch in most areas.

About 15 percent of the Kansas corn crop is rated in poor to very poor condition, with about 30 percent rated fair, 42 percent rated good and 13 percent in excellent condition.

The state's sorghum crop is rated as 12 percent poor to very poor, 33 percent fair, 46 percent good and 9 percent excellent.

Soybean condition was rated 10 percent poor to very poor, 37 percent fair, 44 percent good and 9 percent excellent.

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