A new government report shows the Kansas winter wheat crop is faring mostly well so far this winter. Cattle and sheep are also mostly in good shape.
The report released Monday by the National Agricultural Statistics Service comes after a month in which temperatures averaged six to eight degrees above normal across the eastern half of Kansas. Temperatures were closer to normal in the western half of the state in December.
Winter wheat condition is rated as 8 percent excellent and 46 percent good. About 38 percent is rated fair, 7 percent as poor and 1 percent as very poor.
Cattle and calf statewide are rated 6 percent in excellent and 63 percent in good condition, with 30 percent rated as fair. Just 1 percent are in poor condition.