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More Than a Quarter of Kansas Wheat Reported to be in Bad Shape

wheat fieldWinter wheat in Kansas continues to deteriorate from lack of rain across most of the state.

The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported Monday that 27 percent of the Kansas crop is now in poor to very poor condition. About 44 percent is in fair shape, while 27 percent is in good and 2 percent in excellent condition.

The report says that some farmers are planting cover crops and others are preparing fields. But the service says most farmers are still waiting for soil temperatures to warm up and hoping for rain.

Corn planting is also underway in Kansas, with 4 percent of the anticipated crop now seeded.

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