Wichita A new report says optimal weather conditions have improved the condition of the Kansas winter wheat crop and let farmers plant more corn.
Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service issued its weekly crop-weather report Monday.
The report rated wheat condition as 13 percent excellent and 56 percent good. About 26 percent was in fair shape, with 5 percent in poor to very poor condition.
The warm temperatures and breezy conditions allowed fields to dry and farmers to get into them to work. About 7 percent of the Kansas corn crop has now been planted.