Crops

August 12, 2019 - 5:54 pm
A government report says Kansas farmers are expected to harvest 810 million bushels of corn this season. The National Agricultural Statistics Service also reported on Monday that this year's corn crop in Kansas is expected to be 26% larger than last year's production. The agency says about 1% of...
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June 28, 2019 - 9:22 pm
A government report shows Kansas growers planted more corn and fewer soybean and sorghum crops in Kansas this spring. The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported Friday that farmers seeded 5.9 million acres of corn, up 8% from last year. The agency said soybean acreage in Kansas is...
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November 26, 2018 - 7:32 pm
A new government snapshot show mostly adequate topsoil and subsoil moisture supplies for Kansas crops. The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported Monday that about 87% of the winter wheat planted in the state this fall has now emerged. The agency rated winter wheat condition as 9%...
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October 15, 2018 - 6:11 pm
The latest government crop report shows mostly adequate soil moisture levels across Kansas as farmers plant winter wheat and harvest fall crops. The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported Monday that winter wheat planting was 62% complete, about average for this time of year. The agency...
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July 16, 2018 - 7:07 pm
The government's latest update pegs this year's Kansas wheat harvest as nearly finished. The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported on Monday that 99% of the wheat has been harvested in the state. That compares to 95% five-year average for this time in the season. The agency reported...
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May 15, 2018 - 4:58 am
A new report shows more than half of the winter wheat crop in Kansas is struggling. The National Agricultural Statistics Service reports 18 percent of the wheat is in "very poor" condition, with another 33 percent rated as poor. Just 34 percent of the crop got a fair ... with another 14 percent...
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April 23, 2018 - 7:15 pm
A government report shows nearly half of the Kansas winter wheat crop in poor shape despite the recent rains. The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported Monday that 49% of the wheat in Kansas is in poor to very poor condition. The agency says 39% of the crop is in fair condition with 11...
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November 28, 2017 - 1:23 pm
A fire has been reported at a gin in southern Kansas where as many as 300 bales of cotton are burning. The Hutchinson News reports the fire was discovered Monday at the Southern KansasCotton Growers Co-op Gin near Anthony. Manager Gary Feist says he received a call that one of the gin's pods of...
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Dreamstime
November 20, 2017 - 7:53 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The condition of the emerging winter wheat crop in Kansas is mostly good but rain would be welcomed to help the crop. That is the latest assessment Monday from the National Agricultural Statistics Service. The agency reported that 12% of the wheat is in poor to very poor...
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Dreamstime
November 08, 2017 - 5:36 am
OTTAWA, Kan. (KNSS) - With soybeans at 10 bucks a bushel, rural burglars are diversifying from copper wire and farm trucks. Franklin County Sheriff Jeff Richards says he’s now getting reports of soybean rustling. Sheriff Richards says although some cutting is sometimes mistaken as theft, deliberate...
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