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Report gives Kansas winter wheat mostly upbeat assessment

March 25, 2019

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The government’s latest snapshot gave a mostly upbeat assessment of the winter wheat crop in Kansas amid plentiful soil moisture supplies.

The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported Monday that 7 percent of the state’s wheat is in excellent condition, with another 45 percent listed in good shape. It also rated 37 percent of the crop as far, 8 percent as poor and 3 percent as very poor.

The agency said just 1 percent of the state had short topsoil moisture supplies.