Kan. farmers planting crops as weather allows

Tractor (KSN File Photo)
Tractor (KSN File Photo)

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas farmers have been planting row crops where field conditions allow amid the recent spate of heavy rain, high winds and tornadoes.

Monday’s weekly update from the Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service reports corn planting is about 96 percent finished.

Seven percent of the emerging corn crop is rated in excellent condition. The agency says 54 percent is rated good, 32 percent is in fair condition and 7 percent is rated poor to very poor.

Sorghum planting is 28 percent finished and soybean planting is 52 percent complete. About 13 percent of the sunflower crop is now in the ground.

Ninety-three percent of the winter wheat crop has headed. Wheat condition is rated 4 percent excellent, 24 percent good, 27 percent fair, 21 percent poor and 24 percent very poor.

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