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Weekend rain relieves stress on crops as Kansas wheat harvest comes to a close

July 7, 2010

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— The 2010 Kansas wheat harvest is nearing an end.

Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service reports that 84 percent of the wheat acreage had been cut before weekend rain shut down the harvest. Usually by this time, 80 percent is cut statewide.

Most of the remaining wheat is in the state's northwest corner, where the agency says about 69 percent of the crop has yet to be cut.

In its weekly crop report Tuesday, the agency also said the rain helped alleviate stress on other Kansas crops.

Corn condition was rated as 11 percent excellent, 60 percent good and 24 percent fair. Just 5 percent was rated in poor to very poor condition.

Comments

countrygirl 4 years, 5 months ago

Considering a big chunk of this state's enconomy is based on agriculture, a lot of us outside of Manhattan do care about harvest. If you like to eat, you should care too.

think_about_it 4 years, 5 months ago

Why should I care how the crops are doing? I get my food from the grocery store. ;)

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