Liberal, KS

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Kansas Winter Wheat Harvest Behind Normal

Steven Rains - June 24, 2019 7:18 pm

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A new government report shows just how far behind the Kansas winter wheat harvest is from normal.

The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported Monday that just 5% of the wheat in the state has been cut. That is far less than the 48% that was harvested at this time a year ago and the 36% five-year average.

Widespread rains have left many fields too soggy to cut, but the wheat itself is also developing more slowly than usual. The agency reports that only 47% of it has matured, well behind the 82% that had matured by this time last year.

Wheat condition was rated 4% very poor, 12% poor, 28% fair, 43% good and 13% excellent.

 

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