Liberal, KS

Now: 48 °F

Currently: Cloudy

Hi: 48 °F | Lo: 25 °F

Sunday

Hi: 42 °F 

Lo: 23 °F

Monday

Hi: 63 °F 

Lo: 29 °F

Tuesday

Hi: 56 °F 

Lo: 26 °F

Wednesday

Hi: 62 °F 

Lo: 32 °F

Thursday

Hi: 37 °F 

Lo: 13 °F

Wheat Harvest Nearing Completion

Joe Denoyer - July 6, 2017 7:49 am

Two combines work late to cut wheat in a field on the wide open plains.

The latest government report shows the winter wheat harvest is wrapping up in many parts of the state.

The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported Wednesday that about 73 percent of the wheat in Kansas had been harvested. The report covers the week that ended Sunday.

Areas in Kansas where the harvest began were nearly done with harvest activity. Wheat crops in south-central Kansas were 97 percent cut, while southeast Kansas was 94 percent finished.

Northwest Kansas where cutting begins much later was just 21 percent done while just 47 percent of wheat crops in west-central Kansas were cut.

For wheat still in the field, the report rated 47 percent in excellent to good condition with 31 percent in fair shape. About 22 percent was in poor to very poor condition.

 

Latest Stories

Official Statement From SWMC: No Bomb Found

During the early afternoon hours of Friday, December 15th, a suspicious container was reported by an...

Suspicious Device Found at SWMC

A suspicious device has been found at the Southwest Medical Center campus outside the facility. At...

Highway 54 Crash Injures Meade Man

A crash west of Fowler on Highway 54 sent at Meade man to the hospital Thursday...