Rain Helps, But Most Kansas Crops Fare Poorly
KSCB News - September 5, 2012 8:31 am
The latest government snapshot of Kansas crops shows slight improvement with limited rains, but major crops across the state continue to fare poorly.
In its weekly update Tuesday, Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service said only producers in extreme eastern Kansas got any rain while the rest of the state remained hot and dry.
The agency says that 71 percent of the Kansas corn crop, 73 percent of the soybean crop and 68 percent of the sorghum crop are in poor to very poor condition.
Range and pasture conditions improved only slightly, with 89 percent still in poor to very poor shape. The agency says that although the grass had greened up a little, cattle producers continued to feed hay and forage while culling their herds.