Report: Kansas wheat harvest wrapping up

Amounts are ahead of last year

July 09, 2018 - 7:11 pm

The Kansas winter wheat harvest is quickly wrapping up for another year.

The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported Monday that 92% of the wheat in Kansas has now been harvested. That is ahead of the 85% harvested for the five-year average for this late in the season.

Spring-planted farm crops are also making some progress with nearly half of the state's corn now silking. About 38% of soybeans are blooming and about 5% of them are setting pods.

The agency also reported that 6% of sorghum crops in Kansas have headed.

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