Wednesday, 29 July 2015
Login |  Register 
 
Find Products or Services in your local community
Wednesday
Low  65°
High 82°
Thursday
Low  65°
High 85°
Friday
Low  67°
High 88°
Saturday
Low  66°
High 89°
Sunday
Low  66°
High 91°
Monday
Low  68°
High 94°
Tuesday
Low  69°
High 93°
Current Temperature in Liberal KS is 65°  
KSCB Radio News US National Business Health & Science Political World Sports Top NPR Headlines Sports National Headlines
Kansas Crop Report
04/23/2013

Several days of rain have been a mixed blessing for Kansas farmers and ranchers.

    Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service said Monday the past week's rain halted early corn planting in eastern sections. Corn planting is only 5 percent complete statewide, far behind the late-April average of 20 percent.

  But the agency also reports the much-needed moisture is helping replenish farm ponds and soil moisture.

  In its weekly update, the agency said supplies of topsoil moisture are running short to very short in about 38 percent of Kansas, down from 40 percent one week ago. It will take longer to replenish subsoil moisture, now rated 68 percent short in Kansas.

 The condition of Kansas rangelands and pastures is still rated poor to very poor across 68 percent of the state.

 A new report says warmer temperatures are needed before Kansas farmers can assess the freeze damage to their winter wheat crop.

  Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service reported Monday that more than half the state's wheat acres had no freeze damage. But the agency also says growers in the western third of Kansas are still evaluating the impact of freezing temperatures.

 The weekly snapshot shows 43 percent of the winter wheat has now jointed. That's well behind the 96 percent of a year ago and the late-April average of 63 percent.

 Overall, the agency pegged the condition of this year's wheat crop as 37 percent poor to very poor. It estimated that 33 percent was in fair shape, with 27 percent rated as good and 3 percent as excellent.

© Associated Press
You will need to be logged in to leave a comment.
Please Login

characters left

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our Terms of Use.



MOST VIEWED STORIES
Seward County Fair Queen Candidates Announced
Texas County DA Lived in Seized House Rent Free
Liberal Sets NBC Record in Win
BJ's Strike Early in NBC Opener
USD 480 Back to School Supplement
Altered KPERS Rules a Concern for Kansas Schools
Concealed Guns Permits Remain Popular in Kansas
Redskins Have Rich History in Shrine Bowl
Lane Frost's Parents To Speak In Liberal
SCCC/ATS to Raise Mill Levy by 4 Points
Click Here For All Stories

LATEST STORIES
“Chat with Jack” set for August 1
Traffic Delays Expected In Guymon Road Resurfacing Project
The Heat Hand the Bee Jays First NBC Loss
Lane Frost's Parents To Speak In Liberal
Stand-Off In Lakin Ends Peacefully
Village At The Plaza Open For Tenants
Liberal Sets NBC Record in Win
Weekend Rattler Round Up
BJ's Strike Early in NBC Opener
Liberal's Stuff the Bus Accepting Donations
Click Here For All Stories
Click Here for KSCB Talk Radio 1270 am
Click Here for B107.5
Click Here for The Legend 102.7
click Here for ozzBlog
Click Here for the Kansas Lottery

©2015 Seward County Broadcasting Company, Inc.
1410 N. Western Ave. Liberal, KS 67901

Emergency Alert System | EEO Public Report Form | The Public and Broadcasting

Powered by Radio Media Group