Wichita — A new report says persistent dry weather took a toll on the Kansas wheat crop over the past week.
Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service reported Monday that 44 percent of the crop is now rated in poor to very poor shape. About 33 percent was rated fair, 21 percent was rated good and just 2 percent was in excellent condition.
The agency also reported that about 6 percent of the wheat has now headed.
Meanwhile, Kansas farmers have planted 29 percent of their corn crop so far. Sorghum growers have just begun to seed their crop, with 1 percent planted statewide.