Liberal, KS

Now: 29 °F

Currently: Cloudy / Windy

Hi: 29 °F | Lo: 21 °F

Wednesday

Hi: 48 °F 

Lo: 27 °F

Thursday

Hi: 36 °F 

Lo: 23 °F

Friday

Hi: 47 °F 

Lo: 26 °F

Saturday

Hi: 46 °F 

Lo: 29 °F

Sunday

Hi: 58 °F 

Lo: 30 °F

Winter Wheat Needs Moisture, Corn Being Planted

KSCB News - April 1, 2014 11:30 am

The latest government snapshot says the Kansas winter wheat crop is in need of moisture in most of the state.

The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported Monday that 25 percent of the state’s wheat crop is in poor to very poor condition. About 43 percent is rated as fair, with 30 percent in good and 2 percent in excellent condition.

The report noted the persistence of dry conditions in southwest Kansas during the past week, while parts of eastern and northwest Kansas received some light rain and snow. Extremely windy conditions have caused blowing soils, particularly in southwest Kansas.

Farmers have also just started putting in their corn crops. An estimated 1 percent of the planned crop has now been planted.

 

Latest Stories

USD 480 Elementary Honor Choir to Perform

On Thursday, January 24th at 6:30pm, the USD 480 Elementary Honor Choir will perform a community concert at Prairie...

USD 480 Board Meets, Tours New Science Rooms

The USD 480 Board of Education took advantage of the day off for students on Monday...

2 Injured in Accident West of Tyrone

A two vehicle accident occured Saturday evening at approximately 7:25pm on Highway 54, 1/2 mile west...