Report: Kansas winter wheat struggling 

Due to lack of soil moisture

April 16, 2018 - 6:51 pm

The latest government snapshot shows the Kansas winter wheat crop continues to struggle amid the lack of soil moisture.

The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported Monday in its weekly update that 46% of the wheat in Kansas is rated as poor or very poor. Another 42% is in fair shape, while 11% is in good and 1% is in excellent condition.

About 22% of the state's wheat has now jointed, well behind the 51% that is average for this time of year.

Corn planting in Kansas is just 6% complete.

The agency also is reporting that topsoil moisture is 72% short to very short across Kansas.

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