Major Kansas crops developing faster than usual

Kansas corn ahead of average

July 30, 2018 - 9:58 pm

A new government report shows the major fall crops in Kansas are developing faster than usual.

The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported Monday that nearly half of the corn in Kansas had already reached the dough stage, well ahead of the 29% that would be the average for this time of year.

The agency rated corn condition as 8% very poor and 15% poor. About 30% was listed fair, with 39% as good and 8% as excellent.

About 48% of the soybeans in Kansas are already setting pods, well ahead of the 23% average for this time.

The agency also reported that 39% of the sorghum grown in the state had headed, ahead of the 23% average.

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