Kansas Farmers Begin Planting Winter Wheat

September 9, 2015 06:22 AM
Kansas Farmers Begin Planting Winter Wheat

A new report shows Kansas farmers have begun planting their 2016 winter wheat crop.

The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported Tuesday that 1 percent of the winter wheat in the state has now been seeded. That is about average for this time of year.

The agency's weekly snapshot of crop conditions also shows that 33 percent of this season's corn crop is now mature. It rated corn condition as 57 percent good to excellent, 32 percent fair and 11 percent poor to very poor.

Growers have also begun harvesting their sorghum crops. NASS reports that 1 percent of the sorghum has now been cut in the state.

Soybean crops were rated as 56 percent good to excellent, 35 percent fair and 9 percent poor to very poor.

What do crops in your area look like? Leave a comment below or send your observations to AgWeb's Crop Comments section.

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Spell Check

Stephen , MN
9/10/2015 08:00 AM

  Why would any one want to plant wheat? Have they not seen the market price for it? Pretty hard to make payments with 5 dollar wheat less the basis and bull shit discounts


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