Liberal, KS

Now: 79 °F

Currently: Mostly Cloudy

Hi: 88 °F | Lo: 64 °F

Saturday

Hi: 90 °F 

Lo: 63 °F

Sunday

Hi: 92 °F 

Lo: 67 °F

Monday

Hi: 90 °F 

Lo: 61 °F

Tuesday

Hi: 82 °F 

Lo: 63 °F

Wednesday

Hi: 88 °F 

Lo: 63 °F

Rain Slows Wheat Harvest As Cutting Spreads Across The State

KSCB News - June 24, 2014 8:54 am

Widespread rain across Kansas has again stalled the winter wheat harvest with nearly a quarter of the state’s crop now in the bin.

The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported Monday that parts of Kansas received a half-inch to 2 inches of rain on Sunday. Some areas are also reporting hail and wind damage.

The report shows 24 percent of the Kansas wheat has now been cut. That is well ahead of the 7 percent reported at the same time last year, but behind the 34 percent average.

About 66 percent of the wheat is mature and ready to harvest. That is typical for late June.

In southwestern Kansas, farmer Jason Ochs said a lot of the best wheat in the area got hailed out Sunday around Syracuse.

 

Latest Stories

Broadcast Square audio archives August 19 to 23, 2019

You can listen to archived Broadcast Square audio from the week of August 19 to 23,...

Tiger Trails after school program

Tiger Trails After School Program Program begins August 26, 2019 Monday-Thursday 3:45-5:30pm Hickok School Primary-2nd Grade...

Dad Classes for pregnant Parents

Dr. Dad Classes for pregnant parents (men and women) Begins: Thursday, August 29 time: 7:30-9:30 pm location: ...