Wheat harvest hits quarter turn

Farmers continue to harvest the winter wheat crop across Kansas. Nearly three-quarters of what's been brought in has been rated from "fair" to "excellent."

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State News

June 23, 2020 - 9:41 AM

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Farmers have harvested a quarter of the winter wheat crop in Kansas, making about average progress for this time of year, the government reported Monday.

The National Agricultural Statistics Service also said that 68% of the wheat in Kansas is now mature.

It rated the condition of the wheat still out in the field as 6% excellent, 38% good and 33% fair. The agency reported that 16% was in poor condition, with another 7% of the crop rated as very poor.

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