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Agriculture report: Kansas wheat condition continues to deteriorate

April 19, 2011

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— The latest government snapshot of the Kansas wheat crop shows farmers are struggling against dry weather combined with high winds as the condition of the state's wheat crop continues to decline.

Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service reported Monday that 42 percent of the wheat crop in the state was in poor to very poor condition.

It rated 33 percent of the crop as fair. Just 22 percent was believed to be in good condition, with only 3 percent rated as excellent.

The agency noted that while many areas received rain and even snow last week, it was not enough to ease the dry conditions for growers.

Meanwhile, corn planting is ongoing with 17 percent of the corn now seeded. That number is much higher in southeast Kansas with 44 percent planted.

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